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MIDCONTINENTAL REGION

NNLM MCR Immersive Workshop Funding

Description of Award

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of funding through its Immersive Workshop funding  in support of the NNLM mission.
 
The Immersive Workshop funding seeks to support a library in developing and hosting a multi-day professional development event that trains participants to improve health information access. The event must be interprofessional and include librarians as one of the professions. The workshop activities should achieve the following:

  1. Increase the awareness of how different professionals can contribute to addressing a health information access challenge.
  2. Increase knowledge and skills in a significant area of health information access.
  3. Enable workshop participants to immediately implement the content of the workshop
  4. Enable workshop participants to be change agents within their institution.

Award recipients will have up to two years to plan and host this event. The event must be held by April 30, 2019.

This funding specifically meets the Aim of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement with NLM--Implement a process for announcing, reviewing, and making sub-awards to regional Network members to help achieve outreach, education, and technology goals.
 

Background/Purpose: 

The Immersive Workshop funding seeks to support a library in developing and hosting a multi-day professional development event that trains participants to improve health information access. The event must be interprofessional and include librarians as one of the professions. The workshop activities should achieve the following:

  1. Increase the awareness of how different professionals can contribute to addressing a health information access challenge.
  2. Increase knowledge and skills in a significant area of health information access.
  3. Enable workshop participants to immediately implement the content of the workshop
  4. Enable workshop participants to be change agents within their institution.

Award recipients will have up to two years to plan and host this event. The event must be held by April 30, 2019.

Eligibility: 
  • To receive funding the library must be an NNLM MCR member. Membership may be confirmed by searching the NNLM Member Directory.If your library is not a member, sign up today, it’s free.
  • The event must take place within the MidContinental Region (CO, KS, MO, NE, UT, WY)

Funding

Funding Period: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Amount: 
Up to $14,000
Additional Funding Information: 
  • The amount and number of awards will be based on upcoming funding.
  • Awards will be available on an ongoing basis until funds are expended.

Application

Application File: 
Application Instructions: 

See the attached PDF for complete instructions.
 
 

Budget Guidelines

Proposals must include a budget table or spreadsheet for the costs in each category. Include a narrative justification for budget items, explaining the purpose of each item in the project. See Appendix A of attached PDF for a sample budget table, and consult with your institution to determine documentation required.

The NNLM MCR budget period runs May 1 – April 30. If this will be a two-year project, proposals must include a budget table for each budget period (May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018 and May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019).  

The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:

  1. Personnel (incl instructors and presenters)
  2. Equipment
  3. Supplies
  4. Publicity and promotion activities
  5. Reproduction
  6. Travel/per-diem
  7. Facility rental
  8. Other (please specify)
  9. Direct Costs
  10. Indirect costs (IDC) or Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs, if you wish to claim them, apply at your institution’s non-research rate (or, if your institution has no negotiated rate, a 10% Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) can be applied)
  11. Total cost requested (not to go over $14,000)

 

Funding restrictions:

Food, promotional items and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees. Refer to the policy: http://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/spending-on-promotional-items/index.html. No more than 5% of funding can be used to purchase print materials (e.g., such as books, magazines, booklets, brochures).
 

Evaluation of Proposal

All proposals are reviewed by select NNLM MCR staff and/or Network members.  If the reviewers have questions about your proposal it may be returned for clarification and revision.
 
See Appendix B of the attached PDF for the criteria used to evaluation proposals. All applicants will be scored against these criteria and points assigned to each category. A fundable score is at least 75 points out of a possible 100 points.
 

Additional Information

508 Compliance: 

Web-based resources developed for the project should strive to ensure accessibility to the greatest possible number of people by adhering to standards described in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. http://www.hhs.gov/ocio/policy/508_policy.html.
 

Reporting Requirements: 

The following reporting requirements are mandatory of award recipients:
 

Type of Reporting Required
Activity Reports X
Status Reports X
Final Report X
Awardee may be asked to participate in a RML sponsored webinar or write a newsletter article providing information on activities and outcomes. X
 

 
Activity Reports: Activities held in support of project objectives must be submitted before the 5th day of each month following the end of the activity. Activities to report include training, presentations, and site visits.
 
Status Reports: Quarterly status reports must address progress towards meeting objectives, an ongoing evaluation or assessment of the project’s effectiveness, and an overview of future of work to be completed. 
 
Final Reports: A final report of project activities, outcomes, and evaluation findings must be submitted within 30 calendar days upon completion of the award.
 

NIH Public Access Policy: 

Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/).
 

Data Sharing and Development of Training Materials: 

In order to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information associated with the NNLM MCR Cooperative Agreement Award, all awardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the NNLM MCR Project Coordinator for potential distribution to sites like:
National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website (https://nnlm.gov/);
Medical Library Association (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse website (http://cech.mlanet.org/);
Other sites specifically designated by the NLM as part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with NNLM MCR (https://nnlm.gov/mcr) and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) (http://nnlm.gov/ntc/) prior to developing materials.
 

Publication and Copyrighting: 

Per Section 8.2.1. - Right in Data (Publication and Copyrighting) of the NIH Grants Policy Statement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/html5/section_8/8.2_availability_of_research_results_publications__intellectual_property_rights__and_sharing_research_resources.htm#Rights),  the NIH must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use any materials developed as a result of funding and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, i.e. the ongoing development of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Data developed by a subawardees/consortium participants and consultants are also subject to this policy.
 

NIH Acknowledgement: 

Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer stating the following:
“This program has been supported in part or in full by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah. The content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
 

Need Assistance: 

If you have questions, please contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.
 

Category: 
Professional Development