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Grant announcement for the National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Grant announcement for the National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents (AH-MAI-15-001)


The purpose of FOA AH-MAI-15-001 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health is to fund an organization that will support the maintenance, operation, and re-launch of a national HIV/AIDS resource center. The Resource Center will promote practical strategies to assist in the implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescent youth, in particular adolescents at high risk and African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Funding for this project comes from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). OAH anticipates funding one grantee with an annual budget of up to $350,000 per year for a three-year project period.

NN/LM NER Funding Process Tips

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Interested to apply for funding for a project, but not sure how to get started?  Your NN/LM NER staff is here to help.  If you have an idea for a project, please contact Mary Piorun or consult with Michelle Eberle, Stephanie Friree, or Meredith Solomon.  We are here to provide guidance on the process.

Have an idea, but are not sure how it fits in with the types of awards that we offer?  We offer awards for:  Library Services to Health Agencies, Member Program Awards, Community Preparedness, Community Engagement, Exhibits, Health Information Research, Technology, Knowledge Management, and Digitization.  If you have an idea for a project, please give us a call and we’ll help you figure out how your project may connect with our types of funding.  Stay tuned for a series of blog posts in the next couple of weeks with ideas for projects in each area.  Also, you can look at a list of our current and previously funded projects.

Steps to apply for funding:

  • Explore our Funding Opportunities.
  • Contact Mary Piorun with your interest to apply.  Tell us about your potential project and how much funding you are seeking.  We can provide you with samples of successful proposals.
  • Plan and write your proposal/budget.
  • Submit your proposal by email.
  • Proposals are reviewed by the NN/LM NER, the National Library of Medicine, and a committee of NER Network Members.


It’s helpful to know your funder’s budget cycle. Our budget year is May 1 – April 30th.  Though, we have ongoing funding.  So, it’s always good to give us a call when you have an idea.  Projects are encouraged to start in May and wrap up by the end of April.  Smaller projects ($1,000 – $3,000) are often funded mid-year.

Proposal Planning Support:

We are always happy to consult with you about a potential project.  Also, currently Janet Cowen is working with us as a Project Planning Consultant.  We can connect you with her for tips and guidance to plan your project and draft your proposal.

Helpful Funding Resources:

Interested to learn more? 

Check out our recently redesigned funding site for more information.


Funding Opportunity from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Application deadline: January 21st, 2015.

System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01)

From the NIMHD:

Investigators who conduct original and innovative system-level health services or policy research directed toward eliminating health disparities are encouraged to apply to this FOA. Projects may include observational/descriptive, simulation, or interventional studies and may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing datasets.

Projects must include a focus on one or more health disparities populations, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations

About the NIMHD:

The NIMHD leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. Specifically, NIMHD conducts and supports research, training of a diverse workforce, research capacity and infrastructure development, public education and information dissemination programs. The NIMHD is the leader at the NIH for planning, reviewing, coordinating, and evaluating minority health and health disparities research activities conducted by the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC).

MLA Professional Development Awards

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The NN/LM NER invites you to apply for a professional development award to fund your registration fee to attend the Medical Library Association National Conference in Austin, Texas.   We can fund the registration fee for up to 5 Medical Library Association members from our region to attend the MLA National Conference.  You can apply for the full conference (package A) or the e-conference.   In addition to the benefit of the professional development award, recipients have the opportunity to write a post about the conference for our blog.  Applicants must be Medical Library Association members.

To apply, please email Michelle Eberle by February 2, 2015.  In your email, please describe why you would like to attend, what you hope to learn, and how you will apply what you learn at your organization.



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