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Professional Development Award

Grants to USA Organizations in Eligible New England States for
Training that Improves the Skills of Health Information Workers

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER)

Deadline Date:

04/05/19 All day


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Grants of up to $5,000 to New England libraries and organizations in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont for training and education related to health information. Funding is intended to support participation in or the development of instructional programs that improve the knowledge and skills of librarians and health information professionals.

The Member Programs Award seeks to address the following aims:
- Education and Outreach Aim 4: Engage with Network Members to identify and develop programming to support emerging roles for health information professionals.
- Education and Outreach Aim 7: The NNLM NER will provide and administer a funding program to support outreach and education programs.

Awards should focus on building partnerships, collaborating, and expanding the knowledge and skills of librarians. The primary aims of the award are to provide programming or the increase of knowledge in emerging fields of librarianship.

Funding may be used for:
- Personnel
- Consultant Costs (hourly rate)
- Equipment
- Supplies
- Travel
- Other
- Direct Costs
- Indirect Costs or Facilities and Administrative Costs
- Total cost of project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185356

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified libraries and organizations located in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, that are members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region are eligible to apply.

Membership to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is free. Join:

Food, promotional items and furniture are not allowable expenses. 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 (all day).

One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to Martha Meacham. Please include the name of the award in the subject line.

Notification of awards will be on April 19, 2019, and the award start date is May 1, 2019.

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One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to:
Martha Meacham, Associate Director, NNLM NER

NNLM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North Rm S4-241
Worcester, MA 01655-0002
(508) 856-5985
Fax: (508) 856-5977

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island;   Vermont