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Exhibitor Award

Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations in Multiple
States to Showcase Health Information Resources

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) South Central Region (SCR)

Deadline Date:

03/19/18 - Continuous reviews will take place for this award. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks in advance of the activity date.


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas libraries and other organizations that provide health information for meetings, conferences, and health fairs. This award enables funding-source member institutions to demonstrate and promote a range of health information, resources, and products.

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

Award Goals

The purpose of the Exhibitor Award is to allow network members to promote and demonstrate NLM products such as MedlinePlus, drug information resources, emergency response tools, public health resources, K-12 resources, and other NLM databases to health professionals, health organizations, emergency responders, consumer groups, and public or school librarians.

Exhibits are a way to promote NLM and NNLM resources, services and access to free, reliable electronic health information to large groups while attending a health fair or regional meeting. Additionally, exhibits enable local librarians to meet with specific clients or target populations in their own area to promote the services and resources of their own institutions.

The Exhibitor Award supports booth and meeting registration fees, travel and other related expenses. SCR staff will provide consultation on applicable NLM resources and educational materials for your target group. If awarded the exhibit booth should be registered and branded as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). If needed, a tablecloth and pop up exhibit background are available for check-out from the SCR regional medical library.

Potential Projects: 

Funding may include, but is not limited to, exhibiting at events to reach:
-Health practitioners attending regional, state or local professional meetings
-Providers at Public Health Training Centers, accredited schools of public health, and local, regional, and state public health agencies
-Minority health practitioners
-Health educators working with community-based organizations
-Public librarians and school librarians
-Community-based or faith-based organizations
-K-12 nurses, health / science teachers or librarians
-Members of the general public

Funding will cover registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, publicity and equipment rental if needed. SCR staff is available to provide consultation on applicable NLM resources for your target group.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182834

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: 8

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards up to $2,000 each will be available. More than one exhibit opportunity may be applied for in a single application. The combined events in a single application may not exceed $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding period: Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Monday, April 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding opportunities are offered by the NNLM SCR to provide resources to libraries, community based organizations, public health professionals, health educators, faith-based agencies, and other information partners throughout the South Central Region of the United States.

Network members in the NNLM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information.

To apply for membership:

Food, furniture and indirect costs are not allowed.

Promotional items are not allowable. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees. Typically, items or tokens to be given to individuals are considered personal gifts for which appropriated funds may not be expended.

More information about promotional items is located at:

Pre-Application Information:

The application period began in 2016 and is still open.

Continuous reviews will take place for this award. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks in advance of the activity date. Applications will not be accepted after March 19, 2018, 5:00 PM CST.

Funds will be distributed on a cost reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Bethany Livingston, Research Administrator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
South Central Region
University of North Texas
Health Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth TX 76107

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Louisiana;   New Mexico;   Oklahoma;   Texas