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Data Science Professional Development Award

Grants to USA Librarians and Information Specialists in Multiple
States for Learning Opportunities Related to Data Science

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

Deadline Date:

03/18/19 5:00 PM CST; Applications are due at least 6 weeks in advance of the activity date and will not be accepted after 03/18/19.


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas librarians in member institutions providing health information to support professional development activities. Funding is intended to offer librarians and information specialists the opportunity to expand professional knowledge and experience in the field of data science.

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.

Funding will be provided to individuals interested in attending professional seminars, conferences, and other continuing education opportunities in areas of Big Data, Data Reproducibility, Data Management, Data Science, Ontologies, Metadata Standards, Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization, Data Curation and related fields.

This award is intended to cover the costs of professional development courses/conferences such as registration fees and travel expenses (airfare, hotel, per diem, etc.).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182836

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: 2

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Librarians or information specialists who live within the NNLM South Central Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and are affiliated with an NNLM SCR Network member institution are eligible to apply.

Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information.

To apply for membership:

Indirect costs are not allowed.

Pre-Application Information:

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 18, 2019, 5:00 PM CST.

Funding will be cost reimbursement.

Contact Information:

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

Submit application in electronic format with “Data Science Professional Development Award” in the subject line to:

Lisa Smith, Executive Director

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