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Increase in NNLM PSR Outreach Award Funding – Apply Now!

Posted by on July 6th, 2020 Posted in: Advocacy, Announcements, Funding, Outreach


We are pleased to announce the availability of the Call for Applications (CFA) for Express Outreach Awards (up to $20k) and Outreach Mini-Awards (up to $9k)! Please take notice that we have increased our amounts for each of these awards. Complete details for the awards, maximum funding amount, potential projects, and application instructions for the new online applications accessed on and submitted through the website, are available on the NNLM PSR web site. Proposals submitted by Friday, July 24, will receive priority consideration.

After July 24, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, until all award funds are allocated. All NNLM PSR Network members are eligible to apply for any of the awards. Project activities must be conducted between by April 30, 2021. No extensions beyond April 30, 2021 will be possible since this is the last year of the current five-year NNLM funding cycle. Funding will be distributed on a cost-reimbursement basis. Award recipients are required to submit activity reports, professional development evaluation reports, and final project reports, as applicable. Upon completion of projects or events, all award recipients are expected to submit an article for the NNLM PSR Latitudes newsletter blog, with highlights of the experiences and lessons learned.

Express Outreach Awards are designed to increase awareness of health information resources by health professionals, consumers, public health professionals, and minority health practitioners. Outreach Mini-Awards are designed to support smaller projects, such as NLM traveling exhibition programming or one-day events such as health fairs. Both awards have the ultimate goal of promoting knowledge of and access to National Library of Medicine resources for healthcare providers and consumers. Professional Development Awards are designed to support individuals wishing to improve skills by attending professional conferences, workshops, and other educational opportunities in areas of health sciences librarianship or related disciplines.

To find out about further award details, new online application procedures, and hear highlights of previously awarded projects, please watch this recorded funding webinar from March 2020. Please note funding has increased for the outreach awards since the webinar! Also available is the NNLM PSR Funding Guide, designed to answer questions about the entire award process, from application to final reporting. And remember that RML staff members are available to answer questions about the awards, or to discuss potential project ideas. We look forward to seeing your proposals!

If you have questions or are interested in funding that goes toward the All of Us program, please contact Nisha Mody, Interim Associate Director, at nmody@library.ucla.edu.

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Nisha Mody is Interim Associate Director of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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