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Award Amount Summary Available in Applications
Professional Development Award $1,500

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5, under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of funding through Professional Development Awards to increase knowledge, skills and competencies of NNLM network members on areas related to NLM priorities.

Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington Status: Open
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: None
Additional Information:

Network member organizations in Region 5 are eligible to apply. Only one award per Network member organization will be made during the current grant year. Awards will be available on an ongoing basis until funds are depleted. Payment will be made to the applicant’s host institution.

To receive funding, applicant’s institution must invoice the University of Washington (UW) no later than March 18, 2024. In order to invoice the UW, the institution must be registered as a UW supplier (for information on registering, contact Region 5 Grants Manager Lisa Guerrero via email: guerrl@uw.edu)

Technology Improvement Award Region 7 (2024-2025) $10,000

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Status: Open
Period of Performance: May 1, 2024 - March 15, 2025
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2024, 11:59 am EST
Additional Information:

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement. Line-item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures.

Technology Improvement Award Region 7 (VT Flood Relief) $10,000

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information.

Vermont Status: Open
Period of Performance: August 18, 2023 - April 1, 2024
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2024, 11:59 pm EST
Additional Information:

This award is ONLY open to Vermont member organizations impacted by the July 2023 floods. All sub-awards are cost reimbursement. Line-item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures.

Outreach & Engagement Award, Year 4 $25,000

The purpose of the Outreach & Engagement Award is to increase access and use of quality online health information, improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information.

Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington Status: Open
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: April 2, 2024, 8:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

1 award available, pending budget availability. Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual.

Technology Improvement Award, Year 4 $5,000

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5, under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of funding through its Technology Improvement Award to support infrastructure that improves equitable access to biomedical and health information.

Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington Status: Open
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: April 2, 2024, 8:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

4 awards available, pending budget availability. Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual. 

Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 3 (2023-2024) $2,000

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in health data related services or health information access/delivery, build professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM, and enable libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information.

This award is administered by the University of Utah with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: February 15, 2024, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Express Health Information Outreach Awards $8,000

The purpose of the Express Health Information Outreach Award is to provide support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find, access, and use health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: July 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2024, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

Subaward activities may start earlier (no earlier than May 1, 2024) or may be delayed depending on how quickly each institution is able to process paperwork.

Health Information Outreach Award $25,000

The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award to ensure that healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public are introduced to authoritative health information. This award provides support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find and use health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: July 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2024, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

Subaward activities may start earlier (no earlier than May 1, 2024) or may be delayed depending on how quickly each institution is able to process paperwork.

Exhibit Award $2,000

The purpose of the Exhibit Award is to conduct outreach to the region through conferences or by hosting exhibits within their own institutions and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM. Individuals may only be awarded once per annual performance cycle.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: June 1, 2023 - April 1, 2024
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2024, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:
Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 4 (2024-2025) $2,500

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to 1) strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in health data or health information access related services, 2) empower libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information, and 3) build professional capacity in support of specific Region 4 Core Aims, the NNLM mission, and the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

Restrictions apply, see award for details.

This award is administered by the University of Utah with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: February 16, 2025, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Express Health Information Outreach Award $8,000

The purpose of the Express Health Information Outreach Award is to provide short-term support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find and use health information.

Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Health Information Outreach Award $25,000

This award provides support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find and use health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Health Technology & Program Kit Awards $5,000

The purpose of the Health Technology & Program Kit Award is to provide support for organizations who are interested in implementing technology applications or activity kits to enhance access to high quality health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Tribal Health Information Outreach Award $10,000

The purpose of the Tribal Health Information Outreach Award is to provide support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of American Indian communities and individuals, and Tribal Nations to find and use health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
LIS Fall Development Award (Fall 2022) $2,000

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3 is seeking library and information science (LIS) students who desire an opportunity to network, learn new skills, and present in a professional setting while learning more about health sciences librarianship and outreach!

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: August 31, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Deadline to submit: August 12, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:
Collection Equity Award $1,500

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: February 21, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Health Information Outreach Award 2023-2024 $15,000 The Health Information Outreach Award is to improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023, 12:00 am EDT
Additional Information:

If you would like to discuss your project before submitting a proposal, contact Darlene Kaskie, darlene-kaskie@uiowa.edu.

Exhibit Award $2,000

The purpose of the Exhibit Award is to conduct outreach to the region through conferences or by hosting exhibits within their own institutions and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 19, 2022 - April 1, 2023
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or award end date.

Professional Development Award $2,000

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to enable individuals in Region 3 Network Member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 19, 2022 - April 1, 2023
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or April 1, 2023.

Training Outreach Awards $2,500

The purpose of the Training Outreach Award is to enable individuals in Region 3 Network Member institutions to expand the professional knowledge and experience of their communities and patrons by providing training on health information access to healthcare providers and consumers as prescribed by NNLM Region 3.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 19, 2022 - April 1, 2023
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or April 1, 2023.

Virtual Professional Development Award $500

The purpose of the Virtual Professional Development Award is to enable individuals in Region 3 Network Member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 19, 2022 - April 1, 2023
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or April 1, 2023.

NNLM Region 3 Student Development Award 2023 $3,000 The goal of this program is to introduce the future LIS workforce to the health sciences, trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, and develop their professional skills. With coaching from a talented NNLM professional, each awardee will deliver a brief presentation on an NLM resource or NNLM priority during the joint chapter meeting of South Central Chapter and Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, September 21-25, 2023 in New Orleans, LA. Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 22, 2023 - December 15, 2023
Deadline to submit: May 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:
SAG Illinois Outreach Award $10,000

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Illinois Status: Closed
Period of Performance: August 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: May 15, 2023, 5:59 pm EDT
Additional Information:

This award is now closed.

 

Host Your Own Data Workshop with The Carpentries In Year 3 (May 2023-April 2024) NNLM Region 4 is seeking 3 NNLM Region 4 member institutions to host workshops co-facilitated by The Carpentries ( Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, or Software Carpentry) before the end of Year 3 (April 30, 2024). The deadline to express interest in hosting a workshop is September 30, 2023. Members interested in this opportunity are to contact john.bramble@utah.edu.  The selected Region 4 member institutions will coordinate with The Carpentries to produce the workshop. NNLM Region 4 covers The Carpentries workshop fees. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: September 30, 2023, 7:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

This opportunity, in coordination with the NNLM National Evaluation Center, is provided by the University of Utah with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Health Information Outreach Award: Region 7 2024-2025 $20,000

Provide support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of patients, family members, students and members of the public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high-quality biomedical and health information.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Status: Closed
Period of Performance: July 15, 2024 - March 14, 2025
Deadline to submit: October 13, 2023, 11:59 am EDT
Additional Information:

All subawards are cost reimbursement. Line-item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures.

Emerging Leader Award $4,000

The purpose of the Emerging Leader Award is to motivate and prepare a mid-career librarian preparing for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: November 6, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: October 31, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or April 30, 2024.

Leadership Pathways Award $3,000

The purpose of the Leadership Pathways Award is to create a pathway for current early-to-mid-career librarians to explore leadership roles within the health sciences library profession.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Closed
Period of Performance: December 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: October 31, 2023, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Up to $2,000 for travel expenses with the remainder used for supplies and a stipend for the mentor.

Region 4 Engagement & Outreach Award Year 4 <$10K (2024-2025) $10,000

The purpose of the Engagement & Outreach Award funding to build partnerships and collaborations with local community groups and other key groups. Applications should demonstrate how it will 1) reach underserved populations with health information outreach projects, 2) use community-led approaches to increase access to health information by working through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce in biomedical, health information, data science resources, etc., and 3) support specific Region 4 Core Aims, the NNLM mission, and the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

Restrictions apply, see award for details.

This award is administered by the University of Utah with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: November 10, 2023, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Region 4 Engagement & Outreach Award Year 4 <$50K (2024-2025) $50,000

The purpose of the Engagement & Outreach Award funding to build partnerships and collaborations with local community groups and other key groups. Applications should demonstrate how it will 1) reach underserved populations with health information outreach projects, 2) use community-led approaches to increase access to health information by working through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce in biomedical, health information, data science resources, etc., and 3) support specific Region 4 Core Aims, the NNLM mission, and the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

Restrictions apply, see award for details.

This award is administered by the University of Utah with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: November 10, 2023, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Region 4 Technology Improvement Projects Award Year 4 (2024-2025) $9,500

The purpose of the Region 4 Technology Improvement Projects Award Year 4 (2024-2025)  funding is to support short-term projects that involve program improvement concepts, including technology improvements projects. Applications should demonstrate how it will attempt to enhance the applicant’s communities’ access to health information resources designed to improve health literacy skills and how it will support specific Region 4 Core Aims, the NNLM mission, and the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

Restrictions apply, see award for details.

This award is administered by the University of Utah with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM013732 with the University of Utah.

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: June 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Deadline to submit: November 10, 2023, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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