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New Funding Opportunities for Technology and Collection Development

Posted by on November 30th, 2022 Posted in: Funding, New from NNLM Region 5
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New funding opportunities from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 are open. A Request for Applications is posted for the following awards: 

Technology Equity Awards 

6 awards available, up to $5,000 each 

Designed to support infrastructure that improves equitable access to biomedical and health information. (Example of a similar, previously funded project: Technology Improvement Award: Springfield Public Library Accessibility Station).

Request for Applications (RFA) provides full instructions for applying 

Collection Equity Awards 

7 awards available, up to $1,500 each 

Designed to support collection development that amplifies diverse voices writing on health/medical topics. (The bibliographies from previously funded Collection Equity Awards were compiled to create the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collections Toolkit. This is a good starting point for locating materials for this funding opportunity). 

Request for Applications (RFA) provides full instructions for applying


On or before January 24, 2023, 5:00pm Pacific: send an email to the Region 5 office (nnlm@uw.edu) stating your intent to apply 

February 21, 2023, 5:00pm Pacific: application deadline 

May 2023: funded projects begin  

April 2024: funded projects are complete funding

Get ready to apply 

Is your library or organization a member of NNLM Region 5? NNLM Membership is required to apply. NNLM members are listed in the Members Directory. If your organization is not listed, fill out the membership form (membership is free). Contact Emily Hamstra (ehamstra@uw.edu) with questions. 

Review the NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit for tips and resources to use while developing and submitting your application 


Contact Emily Hamstra (ehamstra@uw.edu), Assistant Director, NNLM Region 5. 

NNLM Region 5 welcomes applications from the same organization for both types of awards. However, Region 5 cannot fund more than one award per organization. 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 serves Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Hawai’i, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.  

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Emily Hamstra is the Assistant Director of NNLM Region 5.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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