The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity and the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee seek proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applicants must be current ALA members and 2010 proposals must address one of three identified topics:
- Upward mobility of Library Leaders from Underrepresented Populations
- Information Services and Collections for Diverse Children and Young Adults
- Libraries and the Meaning of Multiculturalism
A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved, a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, budget plan and timeline.
For a complete list of the criteria on which proposals will be evaluated, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/divresearchgrants/diversityresearch.cfm
Persons submitting a proposal must be current ALA members. If you are not presently a member of ALA, but wish to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.ala.org/membership/ for information on becoming a member. Applicants must supply membership ID numbers with proposals.
Submissions should be sent by mail to the ALA Office for Diversity, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be submitted in a Word document attachment. Email electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miguel A. Figueroa
Director, Office for Diversity & Spectrum
Acting Director, Office for Literacy & Outreach Services
American Library Association
50 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433 x5295
Direct: (312) 280-5295