[mla-nynj] NNLM MAR funding

Cowles, Kelsey kac221 at pitt.edu
Tue Feb 11 19:04:10 UTC 2020

Good afternoon,

NNLM MAR is now accepting applications for our next round of funding. I have included the announcement below. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested, or consider applying yourself!

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR<https://nnlm.gov/mar>) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine<https://www.nlm.nih.gov/> (NLM), the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM MAR.
*         Period of Performance: May 15, 2020 - April 30, 2021
*         Due Date: April 10, 2020 at noon ET
*         Notification of Awards: May 1, 2020

Eligibility: Network member organizations<https://nnlm.gov/mar/members/directory> in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership<https://nnlm.gov/members/join-network> is free and open to libraries of all kinds, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information. If your institution is not a NNLM Member, submit an application<https://nnlm.gov/members/join-network> for Membership at least 3 weeks prior to the funding deadline. Membership is not automatic. A Member record is required to submit an application.

Available awards

Health Information Outreach Award<https://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/health_info>: The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to fund education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.
*         Amount: Up to $20,000
*         Awards Available: Minimum of 5 awards

Data Award<https://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/data>: The purpose of the Data Award is to support data sharing and open science, and foster the development of information professionals in data science.
*         Amount: Up to $20,000
*         Awards Available: Minimum of 3 awards

Professional Development Award<https://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/pro_dev>: This award enables individuals at NNLM MAR network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery.
*         Amount: Up to $5,000
*         Awards Available: Minimum of 5 awards

New this year! Applications will only be accepted via the NNLM Online Applications System<https://nnlm.gov/funding/online-applications>. Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the system requirements and watch a brief video tutorial about submitting an application.

Resources are available to help potential applicants, including:
*         FAQs<https://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/faq>
*         Examples of previously funded projects<https://nnlm.gov/funding/projects?combine=3>
*         Program Ideas and Guides<https://nnlm.gov/mar/guides/programming-class/ideas>
*         4 Steps to an Evaluation Plan<https://nnlm.gov/neo/members/evaluationresources>
*         Community Tool Box<https://ctb.ku.edu/en/toolkits>

Interested applicants are invited to attend these related webinars:
*         What Works for Health? Using County Health Rankings and Roadmaps in Grant Writing<https://nnlm.gov/class/what-works-health-using-county-health-rankings-and-roadmaps-grant-writing/20782> - February 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
*         Applying for NNLM MAR Funding - What You Need to Know<https://nnlm.gov/class/mar_funding2020> - February 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
*         Health Statistics on the Web<https://nnlm.gov/class/health-statistics-web/20696> - March 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form<https://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/consult>, and someone will respond within three business days.

Kelsey Cowles, MLIS
Academic Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
kac221 at pitt.edu<mailto:kac221 at pitt.edu>
Pronouns: she, her, hers

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