NER has a small amount of additional funds to put towards awards. As a result the office will accept a second round of proposals due August 29, 2014. You can find the proposal requirements here: http://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/. The number of awarded projects and amount of funding available is small and ideal for technology awards or express outreach projects. All projects will need to be completed by April 30th. Please look over the information carefully and if you are thinking of a project or have an idea and want someone to bounce the idea off of give us a call. We are happy to help.
IMPORTANT: Please let us know by July 25th, 2014 if you will be applying. Proposals are due August 29, 2014
There are two categories of funding:
Express Outreach Awards
- Express Outreach is the broad category of awards for projects involving community outreach, professional development, and instructional design.
- Library Services to Health Agencies Awards supports outreach to health related organizations based on the unit cost of services (document delivery, reference consultations, and training sessions) to be provided.
- Member Program Awards is for development of a training program directed at health information professionals or healthcare providers in areas related to health information access.
- Community Preparedness is for collaborative planning or promotion of community resources for emergency preparedness.
- Community Engagement Awards support short-term outreach projects that involve advancing health information resources in collaboration with local community groups. These projects are smaller than extensive outreach subcontracts.
- Exhibits Awards are for members’ participation at venues that promote health information resources. Funds support registration and fees, travel, and related expenses. Members can promote their local library resources while promoting the National Library of Medicine.
- Health Information Research Awards supports the development and implementation of a project investigating outcomes related to health information interventions.
- Library Digitization Awards enable libraries to increase accessibility within and without the institution of local collections that are not currently available for use.
- Technology Improvement Awards is for supporting equipment purchases to broaden electronic access to health information.
Knowledge Management Projects
The primary purpose of the Knowledge Management Project funding is to stimulate innovations in biomedical knowledge management and information services at the health care institution or health system level. The intent of funding is to assist network members in the establishment of Healthcare Knowledge Service Centers within their healthcare institutions.
Please contact Mary Piorun with questions: