SE/A Funding Opportunities Now Available
Though we have been delayed in making an announcement, SE/A funding opportunities are now available. Included in the following list is a number of awards that we have offered before, as well as three new opportunities:
- Outreach to Health Professionals and Consumer Health Outreach Projects
- CTSA Infrastructure Pilot Projects – an award for up to $20,000 to prepare CTSA researchers for community engagement outreach through training, symposia, workshops or other avenues, and to promote the role of libraries/librarians in research and community engagement activities
- Disaster Recovery Award
- Express Hospital Library Promotion Award
- Express Library Technology Improvement Award
- Express Training Award
- Express Library Digitization and Conservation Award
- Express Outreach Project Award
- Health Literacy Pilot Project Award – an award for up to $10,000 to provide health literacy training and reliable health information resources for racial minorities, rural populations, speakers of ESOL (English as a Second Language), caretakers of children, senior citizens, and other underserved populations
- Community Technology Improvement Award – an award for up to $5,000 to provide the target audience with equipment or services that allows them to participate in the network and access electronic health information and to enhance connectivity for access to electronic health information for portals to access to culturally sensitive or resources and materials for specific populations
- Express Planning and Assessment Award
- Express Outreach Follow-Up Award
- State and Regional Exhibiting Award
- Information Technology and Policy Awareness Award
- Express Mobile Technology Project Award
The due date for all applications (except exhibit, training, and disaster recovery awards) is August 31, 2011. All proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2012. We anticipate an October 1 start date for all projects to allow time for application review, clarification, and approval. Therefore, project scopes and work plans should cover no more than a six-to-seven month period.
We are aware that this abbreviated application and performance period may create some challenges. The restricted timeline is an unavoidable complication arising from new policies governing our contract with NLM. We we are working with NLM to ameliorate the problem for future funding cycles.
In the meantime, anyone who anticipates applying for awards this year, should email J. Dale Prince (firstname.lastname@example.org), with intent and estimated budget within the next two weeks (no later than Friday, August 5, 2011) so that adequate funds can be put aside in September if the award is ultimately made.
NN/LM SE/A award descriptions and applications are available at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/funding.