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PNR Funding 2016 - 2021

The NNLM PNR provides funding to improve access to health information, to increase engagement with research and data, to expand professional knowledge, and to support outreach aligned with the NNLM mission.

FYI—late breaking news: Another round of funding opportunities will be announced soon to encourage proposals from  public libraries or involving public library partnerships!

Funding Opportunities

Title Amount/Application Deadline Description Funding Period/Status
Community Health Outreach Award up to $12,000
08/15/2018 - 8:00pm
To improve access and use of quality online health information for informed decisions about health in underserved communities. 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2019
Technology Improvement Award up to $5,000
08/15/2018 - 8:00pm
To support infrastructure that improves access to biomedical and health information. 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2019
Data Engagement Award up to $9,500
08/15/2018 - 8:00pm
Build partnerships that demonstrate engagement in data science and data management through the sharing of expertise and resources. 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2019
Professional Development Award Up to $2,000
04/01/2019 - 8:00pm

Applications can be submitted anytime, but invoice for reimbursement must be submitted by April 1, 2019
To enable individuals at member institutions to expand professional knowledge through continuing education to provide state of the art services to healthcare providers and/or consumers seeking heal 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2019

See abstracts of grants and contracts awarded in the Pacific Northwest by any NIH Institute in the NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool), which replaced the CRISP database October 31, 2009.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance or have questions, you can reach your PNR staff contact at or (206) 543-8262.