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Award Sort descending Amount Summary Available in Applications
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, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Palau, Washington Status: Open
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: February 21, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Data Science and Services Project Award $30,000

The award’s primary aim is to focus on projects that stimulate innovations in biomedical knowledge collection, organization, and management or data science, information, or research services. The programs are intended to help a variety of users, with a focus on minority and other underrepresented populations and the health professionals who serve them, make the most effective use of information and decision-support resources that hold the promise of promoting healthy behaviors, preventing costly and debilitating illness, and improving health outcomes when disease occurs.

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: November 4, 2022, 4:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual. Network member organizations in Region 1 are eligible to apply.

Emerging Leader Award $4,000

The purpose of the Emerging Leader Award is to motivate and prepare a librarian for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library. With oversight from the NNLM Region 3 Directors’ Advisory Board, the awarded librarian is paired with a director who will serve as their mentor.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: September 22, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: August 25, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Ongoing until funds are expended or April 30, 2023.

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: Open, external app
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.

Expert Speaker Award $2,000

The Expert Speaker Award funds an expert speaker to train staff or present at a conference to increase the use of NLM resources, keep current on topics related to NLM priorities, and build health information capacity for our network members.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Status: Closed
Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Deadline to submit: May 1, 2022, 12:59 am EDT
Additional Information:

Awards are disbursed on a rolling basis while funds are available.

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:
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. Funds can also be used to improve healthcare professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high-quality biomedical and health information.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: June 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2023, 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 Information Outreach Award $25,000

The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is 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: June 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: March 1, 2023, 6:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Health Information Outreach Award $20,000

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: May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 12, 2022, 12:59 am EST
Additional Information:

The award is up to $20,000. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount but are not allowed to exceed the amount.

All sub-awards are cost-reimbursable. Reimbursements are issued to the institution, not the individual. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

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

Health Information Outreach Award $30,000

The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to 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. Awards should focus on building partnerships, collaborating with local community groups, and other key groups to reach underserved populations in the region with health information outreach projects.

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: November 4, 2022, 4:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual. Network member organizations in Region 1 are eligible to apply.

Health Information Outreach Award (2021-2022) $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: February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Deadline to submit: March 2, 2022, 12:59 am EST
Additional Information:

The award is up to $15,000. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount but are not allowed to exceed the amount.

All sub-awards are cost-reimbursable. Reimbursements are issued to the institution, not the individual. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

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

Health Information Outreach Award: Region 7 $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: Open
Period of Performance: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: December 15, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Additional Information:

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

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:
Host Your Own Data Workshop with The Carpentries (December 2022-April 2023) NNLM Region 4 is seeking NNLM member institutions to host an online workshop facilitated by The Carpentries ( Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, or Software Carpentry) before April 30, 2022. Each workshop includes seats for 25 data interested people. NNLM Region 4 covers the Carpentries workshop fee. Awardees will host the workshop and will coordinate with The Carpentries to produce the workshop. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: November 15, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: December 15, 2022, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

There are four member hosted workshops available. Online workshops are encouraged. In person centrally located workshops are a possible option. Those interested in this opportunity are to contact john.bramble@utah.edu.

This opportunity 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

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. The award focuses on exploring and developing management skills with guidance from an experienced health sciences library manager recruited by NNLM Region 3.

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: January 23, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: January 6, 2023, 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: Open, external app
Period of Performance: August 31, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Deadline to submit: August 12, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:
Monkeypox Information Outreach Award $5,000

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, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Status: Open
Period of Performance: December 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: November 4, 2022, 8:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

If you would like to discuss your project before submitting a proposal, please contact Nora Barnett, MS, AHIP, Health Professions Outreach Specialist, NNLM Region 6.

NNLM All of Us Community Awards $30,000

The Community Awards provide funding for NNLM members to design and implement programming to increase community skills in health literacy, digital literacy and/or public understanding of clinical research, build community partnerships, and promote All of Us and NNLM resources.

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Micronesia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: August 26, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
Additional Information:

The award is up to $30,000. The total budget, including both direct and indirect costs, may not exceed this amount. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount.

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement and are issued to the organization, not individuals. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

All recipients must successfully complete required financial paperwork University of Iowa to receive funds. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete this paperwork as soon as their application is submitted to ensure timely project initiation, if awarded. Instructions on how to complete financial requirements can be found in the Application Guide.

Professional Development Award $2,000

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.

Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 28, 2022, 4:00 pm EDT
Additional Information:

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual. Network member organizations in Region 1 are eligible to apply.  

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: Open, external app
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.

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, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Palau, Washington Status: Open
Period of Performance: May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
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 17, 2023. In order to invoice the UW, the institution must be registered as a UW supplier (for information on registering, see UW Supplier Registration.

Region 2 Membership Catalyst Award (Mississippi and Puerto Rico only) $10,000

The Region 2 Regional Medical Library offers targeted funding for our regional members in the Mississippi and Puerto Rico territories. Mississippi and Puerto Rico areas have been impacted by recent devastating weather crises and system infrastructure breakdowns in their areas.

Mississippi, Puerto Rico Status: Open
Period of Performance: December 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Additional Information:

Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution, not the individual. Network member organizations in Region 2 are eligible to apply. 

Application Deadline: November 18, 2022

Subaward totals for each project will vary, but an average total for each project will be up to $10,000 each.

Region 4 Engagement & Outreach $20K Award Year 3 (2023-2024) $20,000

The overarching purpose of this funding to build partnerships and collaborations with local community groups and other key groups to reach underserved populations with health information outreach projects that use community-driven approaches designed to increase access to health information by working through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce in biomedical, health information, and data science resources.

Projects should be in support the Region 4 Core Aims, the mission of the NNLM, and the  NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

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: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: November 7, 2022, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:
Region 4 Engagement & Outreach $50K Award Year 3 (2023-2024) $50,000

The purpose of this funding is to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of NLM resources and to improve health information literacy; 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. Awards should focus on building partnerships and collaborating with local community groups and other key groups to reach underserved populations in the region with health information outreach projects. Project should be in support of the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.  

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: May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Deadline to submit: November 7, 2022, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 2 (2022-2023) $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: June 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: February 15, 2023, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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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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Region 4 Technology Improvement Projects Award Year 3 (2023-2024) $9,500

The purpose of this funding is to support short-term projects that involve program improvement concepts, including technology improvements projects, that attempts to enhance the applicant’s communities’ access to health information resources that supports improving health literacy skills.

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: May 1, 2023 - April 15, 2024
Deadline to submit: November 7, 2022, 7:00 pm EST
Additional Information:

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Region 6 MLA Webinar Sponsorship

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 6 will sponsor up to ten (10) institutional registrations for Medical Library Association (MLA) webinars each quarter. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2022 and on an ongoing basis until funding for the quarter has been expended.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Status: Open, external app
Period of Performance: September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Deadline to submit: None
Additional Information:
Research and Data Outreach Award $15,000

The Research and Data Outreach Award is to support projects that innovate biomedical data management or support research data services within academic and health care institutions or help train the workforce for accessing, understanding, and using data for biomedical and public health information research and education.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Status: Closed
Period of Performance: May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: March 12, 2022, 12:59 am EST
Additional Information:

The award is up to $15,000. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount but are not allowed to exceed the amount.

All sub-awards are cost-reimbursable. Reimbursements are issued to the institution, not the individual. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

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

National Opportunities

Award Sort descending Amount Summary Available in Applications
NNLM All of Us Community Awards $30,000

The Community Awards provide funding for NNLM members to design and implement programming to increase community skills in health literacy, digital literacy and/or public understanding of clinical research, build community partnerships, and promote All of Us and NNLM resources.

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Micronesia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Status: Closed
Period of Performance: November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Deadline to submit: August 26, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
Additional Information:

The award is up to $30,000. The total budget, including both direct and indirect costs, may not exceed this amount. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount.

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement and are issued to the organization, not individuals. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

All recipients must successfully complete required financial paperwork University of Iowa to receive funds. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete this paperwork as soon as their application is submitted to ensure timely project initiation, if awarded. Instructions on how to complete financial requirements can be found in the Application Guide.

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