Funding

Period of Performance
June 15, 2024 - July 19, 2025
Amount
$3,000
Number of Awards Available
minimum of 10
Application Deadline
July 19, 2024, 11:59 pm EDT
Additional Funding Information

Network member organizations in Region 2 are eligible to apply: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the US Virgin Islands.

Description of Award

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. 

Background/Purpose

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in data science or health information access/delivery, and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM. 

Potential Project Ideas

Professional development opportunities include classes, conferences, or workshops for individual NNLM members. This also includes activities that aim to prepare professionals to better serve underserved communities.  

*Professional development activity must occur before April 30, 2025.*

Eligibility

You must be a Network Member of the NNLM and reside in Region 2. Not a member yet? Join now for free!

Application Instructions

Online Application Overview

Before attempting to submit your application for funding in the NNLM online application system:

  1. Confirm that your institution is a NNLM Member with a NNLM Member record.
  2.  Confirm that you (the applicant) have an NNLM Account.
    • You must be logged in to your NNLM account to successfully submit an application.
    • If you are submitting an application on behalf of the Project Lead, the Project Lead must also have an NNLM account prior to submission.
  3. Confirm that your NNLM account is connected to the NNLM Member record for your institution.
    • To connect, fill in the “Organization” field on your NNLM account using the autocomplete function. When correctly filled, you will see a 5-digit NNLM ID in parenthesis beside the institution name. Watch a brief tutorial for assistance with completing this process. 
    • If you are submitting an application on behalf of the Project Lead, the Project Lead must also be connected to the NNLM Member record for your institution prior to submission.

Please note: you cannot successfully submit an application without these components. If you have questions about these or any other system requirements, please contact your Regional Medical Library or Office in advance of the application deadline.

Project Proposal

The following fields are required:

Program/Event Name: Enter the name of the event, program, or educational activity.

Program/Event Dates: Select the appropriate dates.

Professional Development URL: URL for the Exhibit, Conference, or Professional Development you would like to attend or hold, if available

Significance/Objectives: Provide a short 1-2 paragraph description that summarizes the proposed program/event. State the goal(s) of the proposed program/event or educational activity and how they align to the NNLM Goals and Objectives. Discuss why this program/event would be necessary or useful for the intended beneficiary. Detail how you plan to use what you learn, or what you hope others will learn.

Applicant's Qualifications: Upload resumes or CVs for personnel listed as attachments with your completed application.

Budget

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are generally issued to the institution, but in some cases are issued to the individual. Please check with your RML/Office/Center. The budget needs to be filled out in the online application system. Additionally, proposals must include a budget table or spreadsheet which includes a narrative justification for budget items, explaining the purpose of each item in the project. The budget table and narrative justification is uploaded in the attachments section of the online application. Budget fields will accept numbers only. Enter each amount to the nearest whole dollar. If a budget line is not applicable for your project, you may leave it blank. The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:

  • Fees: Any fees associated with the educational activity/program or event.
  • Travel: Estimates for travel. Include description and any quotes in the budget table and narrative justification attachments.
  • Hotel: Costs associated with lodging. *This cost is reimbursable with original receipts.
  • Per Diem: Costs associated with meals and incidental expenses. Approximately $50/day, for budgeting purposes.
  • Other: Include description and any quotes in the attached budget or as other attachment.

Funding restrictions: 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. Refer to the policy.

Attachments

Attach Curriculum Vitae or resume of applicant

Acknowledgements

You are required to acknowledge the following statements before submitting an application:

  • You will share the information gained with colleagues in your institution/RML/Office, as required by the Request for Proposal.
  • You will submit regular, interim & final reports, as requested by the funding agency & stipulated in the Request for Proposal.
  • Any web-based resources developed for this project will ensure accessibility to the greatest possible number of people.
  • Additional documentations will need to be completed should your project be awarded. Please consult with your RML/Office for details.

Additional Information

508 Compliance

Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to web applications, web pages and all attached files on the intranet, as well as, internet. The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NNLM must meet all requirements under Section 508. Information on 508 Compliance.

Reporting Requirements

Award recipients will be required to submit the Professional Development Report within 30 days after completing the activity. 

NNLM Professional Development Award Report

NIH Public Access Policy

Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Data Sharing and Development of Training Materials

To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information associated with the NNLM Cooperative Agreement Award, all subawardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the following collection sites as applicable:

  • Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) website;
  • Other websites specifically designated by the NLM as part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (considering changes in the project and data repositories required to maintain sharing within the Network).

In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with your RML/Office and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) prior to developing materials.

Publication and Copyrighting

Per Section 8.2.1. - Right in Data (Publication and Copyrighting) of the NIH Grants Policy Statement. The NIH must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use any materials developed as a result of funding and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, i.e. the ongoing development of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Data developed by a subawardees/consortium participants and consultants are also subject to this policy.

NIH Acknowledgement

Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer. Please consult with your RML/Office for the specific acknowledgement statement to be used for your project award.