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ALA Diversity Research Grants Deadline: April 30, 2010

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Application deadline April 30, 2010
 
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
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award one proposal from each of this year's topics for a total of three awards.  Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2010 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected to compile the results of their research into a presentation for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.   The application deadline is April 30.  Only proposals demonstrating relevance to the 2010 research topics will be considered.

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 diversity@ala.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
e-mail:  mfigueroa@ala.org  
www.ala.org/diversity
 

ALA Diversity Research Grants

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The American Library Association (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

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award one proposal from each of this year's topics for a total of three awards.  Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2010 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected to compile the results of their research into a presentation for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.   The application deadline is April 30.  Only proposals demonstrating relevance to the 2010 research topics will be considered.

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 diversity@ala.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
e-mail:  mfigueroa@ala.org     
www.ala.org/diversity

 

IDEA Grants from the Office for Equity and Diversity

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Applications for IDEA Grants are again being invited by the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity.  In fiscal year 2010, the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity will be funding projects, programming, events, and research that support  the enhancement of safe and welcoming spaces for underrepresented and marginalized members of the University community.  All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; proposals will be viewed for funding in two cycles, on February 26th and April 30th.  For more information and the application see the IDEA Grants webpage:  http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html.