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Selection Criteria for Professional Development Award Applications

  1. Significance
    • The proposed project will significantly increase access to biomedical and health information and further the goals of the NNLM and NLM.
  2. Anticipated outcomes
    • Outcomes support the goal of the NNLM, affecting the ability of the applicant to provide health information, health information outreach, evaluation and assessment, emergency preparedness, etc.
  3. Evaluation Plan
    • The evaluation plan is tied to purpose of the award.
    • Specific measures of success are indicated.
    • There is a plan to collect the required information for projects involving training, exhibiting/health fairs, technology improvement, or professional development.  The plan explains how and when the NN/LM forms will be used to collect the information.   **NOTE: Refer to the NNLM Evaluation Office’s NNLM Evaluation Materials web page for the type of information required to be submitted.
  4. Budget
    • The budget is well justified to meet the goals of the project. Consider modifications that could be made to economize without jeopardizing the project