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.