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MIDCONTINENTAL REGION

NNLM MCR K-12 School Partnership Award

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 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, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM biomedical 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 NNLM MCR will fund three awards up to $2,500 each.

This award meets the Aims of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement, specifically:

  • Aim 3: 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 purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM biomedical 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 NNLM MCR will fund three awards up to $2,500 each.

Eligibility: 

To receive funding your organization must be an NNLM MCR member. Membership(s) may be confirmed by visiting the NNLM Member Directory. Not a member, join today, it’s free.
 

Potential Projects: 

Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources.

Funding

Funding Period: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Amount: 
$2,500
Number of Awards Available: 
3

Application

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

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 for a sample budget table, and consult with your institution to determine documentation required.

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

  • Personnel
  • Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Communications
  • Reproduction
  • Travel
  • Other
  • Direct Costs
  • Total costs of project

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
 

Evaluation of Proposal

All proposals are reviewed by select NNLM MCR staff and a representative of the K-12 community.  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: 
  • 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.
  • 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 following collection sites as applicable:

  • National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website (https://nnlm.gov/);
  • Medical Library Association (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse website (http://cech.mlanet.org/);
  • Other site 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:

“Developed resources reported in this [publications, press releases, internet sites] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
 

Need Assistance: 

Please contact Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu.

Category: 
Outreach