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NIH Funding Opportunity: NLM Admin Supplement for Informationist Services

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), published an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with other grant or cooperative agreement mechanisms (see details in the Activity Code listing of which ICs will accept applications for each activity code).  These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of digital research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess the impact of the informationist’s participation.

To review the announcement, please go to the NIH grants page: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-090.html

Applications are due by: March 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Direct any questions to:

Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-594-4882
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

NNLM SEA Funding Opportunities – Exhibitor and Professional Development Awards

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the availability of NNLM SEA Award Applications.

Availability for these awards are available until allotted funds are awarded.

Exhibitor Award – Up to $2,000 per exhibit.

The Exhibit Award provides funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, SEA programs or SEA member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit. All exhibit awards must feature one or more NLM resources.

Potential areas for which you could consider exhibit include:

  • State library association meeting
  • State or regional public health association meeting
  • State or local gay pride event
  • Local health fair
  • State or local health professional meeting
  • Native American Pow-Wow
  • Remote Area Medical (RAM) event
  • Local health expo

The Exhibitor Award is designed to meet the following populations:

  • Libraries (all types)
  • Underserved, rural, minority, community health, or unaffiliated health professionals
  • K-12 schools and associations including school health professionals, or science and health educators
  • Community-based organizations
  • Health sciences students
  • Emergency responders
  • Public Health workers
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Social workers
  • Agencies serving underserved, minority and underrepresented communities including but not limited to
    • LGBTQ Communities
    • Soldiers, Veterans and Military Families
    • Rural Populations
    • Inner city populations

Professional Development Award – Up to $1,500

The Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members to improve access to health information for healthcare providers and consumers and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Professional Development opportunities are encouraged that incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Increase project evaluation skills
  • Increase awareness of and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information
  • Increase the ability to expand health information literacy in health and science education
  • Increase data management skills and awareness
  • Improve the use of technology for health information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations

Potential uses for this award include but are not limited to:

Attend a meeting, conference, or class that increases professional knowledge in the areas of emergency preparedness, public health information sources, information technology, resource sharing, e-science, data management, health information outreach, health information literacy, or evaluation and assessment.

All proposed exhibits and professional development activities must be completed by April 30, 2017 and all funds awarded must be spent.

NNLM SEA Award Descriptions and online applications are available at: https://nnlm.gov/sea/funding. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria as there are many new changes.

NIH Requests Information on Strategies for Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-015.html>, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation in order to consider:

(1) what, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and,

(2) setting standards for citing shared data and software.

The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found on the NIH OSP website<http://osp.od.nih.gov/content/nih-request-information-strategies-nih-data-management-sharing-and-citation>.  NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps.

Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an ?Under the Poliscope?blog<http://osp.od.nih.gov/under-the-poliscope/2016/11/what-and-how-data-sharing> published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH Associate Director for Science Policy.

For more information, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email atSciencePolicy@od.nih.gov<mailto:SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov> or by telephone at 301-496-9838.

 

NN/LM SE/A Seeking Applications for Funding

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is a reminder that NN/LM SE/A has funds available for Professional Development and Exhibits. We have also reopened the application process for Medical Library Projects, Outreach, and Technology Improvement.

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

  • Amount: Up to $2000
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

  • Amount: Up to $5000
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities.

  • Amount: Up to $5000
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Amount: Up to $1500
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

  • Amount: Up to $5000
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2016

Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria since much is new. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2017.

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications, beginning November 16, 2016, for NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities.  Here is some key information and dates for applying for the grant:

Funding Opportunity Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.

Earliest Submission Date for Applications: November 16, 2016

Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

For additional application and award information, click here.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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