Funding Opportunities

The NN/LM MCR has funds for Network members to help improve library services. Not only does the NN/LM MCR offer funding but we want your proposal to be successful. Staff are always ready and willing to discuss whether your idea is fundable and review proposals before you submit them.

Current Funding

K-12 School Partnership Award

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of the K-12 School Partnership Award. The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, academic, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM health information resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources. The NN/LM MCR will fund two awards up to $2,500 each.

Single year Awards: Project performance period will begin and end within the NN/LM MCR budget period: May 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2017.

  • Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
  • Notification of Award: October 10, 2016

Click here for K-12 Partnership Award Details

Professional Development Funding

Realizing that professional development is an essential part of a librarian's growth and advancement, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region provides Professional Development Funding (up to $1,500 each) to support Network member librarians.

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Past Funded Projects

To see more information on past projects funded by the NN/LM MCR go to

Choose - Sort by: Start Date (Latest First) and Filter by: MidContinental Region. Then click on Submit.

Click here to view past, now inactive, funded projects

Resources on Funding