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From the GMR: Funding Available!

Network members,

Best wishes for the new year. If one of your new years' resolutions is related to doing an outreach project for the community, upgrading some technology for your library, or taking advantage of professional development opportunities, we have good news for you. The GMR still has funds available for the current contract year, which ends on April 30, 2009. A summary of what has been awarded and what is still available can be found on the GMR's "Current Requests for Proposal" Web page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/current.html

The new deadline for subcontracts is February 10, 2009. Subcontracts at the $12,000 level are available in 3 categories: consumer health, health disparities, and public health. There is also one $40,000 subcontract available to address health disparities.

As usual, there is no fixed deadline for any of the smaller awards or for the MedlinePlus Go Local subcontracts. You may apply for any one of five different types of awards by completing an online application form linked to the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on our Web site. Award types include: exhibit awards ($1,500), outreach express awards ($4,900), professional development awards ($1,000), professional instruction awards ($1,500), and technology improvement awards ($4,900). Start off the new year by applying for funds to cross one of those projects off your "to do" list.

Don't hesitate to contact me or the GMR contact librarian for your state. "Staff Directory and Contact Information" is found at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html#scl

Happy new year to all,
Ruth Holst
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Fax: 312-996-2226

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