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NNLM Region 4 Funding Opportunities are here! 

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The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 4 (NNLM Region 4) invites applications for health information outreach, programming projects, and professional development opportunities. We want to see your application.    

Among other things, past funding awards have helped libraries develop and implement health-related outreach and programming, acquire technology that can help patrons gain access to health information, and send staff to valuable training activities.  

  • Period of Performance: August 1, 2022 – April 15, 2023, for Engagement and Outreach Awards and Program Improvement Awards 
  • Period of Performance: June 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023, for Professional Development Awards 

Eligibility: Network member organizations in Region 4 (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota) are eligible to apply. Membership is FREE and open to libraries, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.  

Awards to NNLM Region 4 member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help us achieve two National Network performance measures:   

  • Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of NNLM.   
  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responding to their needs.   

Available awards include:   

  • Engagement and Outreach Award   

The purpose of these awards is to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of NLM resources. There are five awards for up to $20,000 each.  

For more information about this award, please visit:  https://nnlm.gov/guides/region-4-year-2-engagement-outreach-award  

  • Program Improvement Awards   

The Purpose of these awards are to support short-term projects that involve program improvement to advance access to health information resources in our region (AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, ID, MT, ND and SD). Five awards are available, one award is up to $4,500.     

For more information about this award, please visit:   https://nnlm.gov/guides/region-4-year-2-program-improvement-award  

  • Professional Development Awards (2022-2023) 

The Purpose of these awards are to support and strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in data science or heath information access/delivery, building professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM and enabling libraries and other organizations to train staff in the skills needed to deliver reliable health information.  There are 14 awards available for up to $2,000 each.   

For more information about this award, please visit:  https://nnlm.gov/guides/region-4-year-2-professional-development-award   

Note: The funding range amounts for these award categories are an approximate. Applicants are not required to budget to the max amount if the project cannot justify it. 

NNLM Region 4 Award Primary Contacts: 

John Bramble, Executive Director Samantha Nunn, Program Manager
john.bramble@utah.edu sam.nunn@utah.edu
(801) 585-9646 801-587-8082

NNLM Region 4 staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Please contact us; we want to help you succeed!   

We are here if you want to discuss your ideas and to determine the scope of work. Contacting NNLM does not commit you to completing an application.  

We look forward to seeing your proposals! 

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Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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