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Region 6 Call for Applications 2021-2022

Posted by on June 25th, 2021 Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data Science, From the GMR, Funding, Outreach, Public Health, Public Libraries


Background

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. The NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information.

Purpose

To accomplish the NNLM’s mission and goals, Region 6 extends funding to its network partners to achieve the following subaward program objectives:

  1. Support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data to advance research in medicine; consumer health reference and instruction; and meaningful engagement with diverse populations for health information outreach
  2. Increase awareness, access, evaluation, and use of National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy health resources to inform personal health and wellness decisions
  3. Provide health information access and health literacy training with a focus on Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) populations for advancing health equity

Funding

The Data Award supports implementation of data science or data management projects that advance the goals and objectives of the NLM Strategic Plan for building a data-driven workforce and enhancing data services and open science.

Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $15,000
Expected Number of Awards Available: 1
Learn More: Region 6 Subaward Program 2021-2022: Data Award

 

The Digital Access Award supports projects that address broadening online health information access and developing digital literacy skills to advance health information equity with meaningful engagement of diverse communities or populations.

Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $25,000
Expected Number of Awards Available: 2
Learn More: Region 6 Subaward Program 2021-2022: Digital Access Award

 

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

Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $1,834
Expected Number of Awards Available: 2
Learn More: Region 6 Subaward Program 2021-2022: Expert Speaker Award

 

The Health Information Outreach Award supports building capacity with diverse communities and populations for accessing and using credible health information to improve personal health literacy and to advance health information equity.

Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $20,000
Expected Number of Awards Available: 1
Learn More: Region 6 Subaward Program 2021-2022: Health Information Outreach Award

 

The Public Library Collaboration Award supports partnerships between public libraries and other community organizations to build capacity for access and use of credible health information to advance health literacy and digital health literacy with meaningful engagement of diverse populations.

Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $25,000
Expected Number of Awards Available: 2
Learn More: Region 6 Subaward Program 2021-2022: Public Library Collaboration Award

Eligibility

Network Member Organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are eligible to apply. NNLM membership is required to successfully apply. To become an NNLM member or inquire about your NNLM ID, contact Region 6.

Priority

Priority will be given to submissions from community- or faith- based organizations located in Medically Underserved Areas or applicants who are collaborating with organizations that have intimate knowledge of the health information needs of their community and how best to deliver meaningful programming.

Application

If interested in applying, we invite you to read the full document for each subaward, which describes requirements and preferences, project examples, and the online application submission and review process.

When ready to apply for the Data, Digital Access, Health Information Outreach, or the Public Library Collaboration award , you will use the online application. To apply for the Expert Speaker Award, use this online application. Your complete application is comprised of online information and attached documents. It is recommended that you become familiar with all sections of the application process and prepare all documents in advance, including the budget templates and Proposal Plan and Evaluation, that can be found and downloaded from the award documentation.

Deadline

All completed applications submitted no later than August 2, 2021, prior to Midnight ET/CT will be considered.

Questions

If you have further questions or need technical assistance, please contact Region 6. We look forward to your submission!

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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