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July 3, 2014

From the GMR: 2014 Sewell stipend for librarians with an interest in public health

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014. This year's APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA's website: http://www.apha.org/meetings/annual/.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/.

For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/.

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -

What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee
folb@pitt.edu

Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee
Helena.M.Vonville@uth.tmc.edu

Public Health/ Health Administration Section
http://www.phha.mlanet.org/
Medical Library Association

May 16, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Student Outreach Awards available - Apply by June 20th

This is a great funding opportunity ($1000) from the GMR for students to attend the Midwest Chapter meeting. Please pass it along to any students you know!

Liz

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Network Members,

If you work with or know any students who qualify for the GMR Student Outreach Award, please tell them to apply. The Call for Applications (CFA) is found at:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/student/liscfa.html

The GMR will be funding up to five awards of $1,000 each. We expanded the criteria for eligibility to include tribal college students as well as students (or recent grads) of graduate library schools.

Deadline for application is June 20, 2014.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

April 29, 2014

Student grants: FREE registration & $500 for Midwest Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (DUE May 16th)

Are you a library science student with an interest in medical libraries? Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, October 10-14, 2014, in Bismarck, North Dakota? Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses. There are 2 grants available - so tell your friends to apply too!

For an application and more information visit the Midwest Chapter's Awards page - the DEADLINE is May 16, 2014: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

To learn more about the conference, visit: http://midwestmla.org/conference2014/

Questions? Contact Leah Osterhaus Trzasko (osterhaustrzasko.leah@mayo.edu) or Jere Odell (jdodell@iupui.edu)

Sincerely,
Leah Osterhaus Trzasko | OsterhausTrzasko.Leah@mayo.edu
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Midwest Chapter, MLA - http://midwestmla.org/

April 23, 2014

From the GMR: FUNDING Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.
Jacqueline


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the previous years' funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8342e7f3a5ed717efa31cea5c8f4f879&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

April 9, 2014

From the GMR: Second Round of GMR Funding - May 9 Deadline

Network Members,

The first round of funding for the next GMR contract year is in process, but there is still money left, so we are announcing a second round.

The new deadline for application is May 9, 2014, for projects beginning July 1, 2014. We have updated our awards program for the current contract year, including two new awards.

Go to the GMR website at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ to find more details and to link to each award type.

Here is an overview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies

Ruth
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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

January 30, 2014

From the GMR: New Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

Soon the ice will melt and the temperatures will rise and you will be wanting to dive into a new Spring project. The GMR has some funding opportunities to stimulate your thinking.

We have updated our awards program for the contract year beginning May 1, 2014. We have two new awards and have changed the names of three other awards. Please take a few minutes to check out all the options at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The first deadline for application for most awards is March 14, 2014, for projects beginning May 1, 2014.

Here is a preview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

August 15, 2013

From the GMR: Library Student Award for Attendance at Chapter Meeting - Sept 6th deadline

This is a really great award! Please forward it to any library students you know who would be interested in attending the chapter meeting.

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Network Members,

Please forward this information as quickly as possible to any library school students you know who might want to attend the Midwest Chapter meeting in October. The deadline is September 6, 2013.

The GMR is announcing a "Library Student Outreach Award" to cover up to $1,000 in expenses related to attending the Midwest Chapter meeting in East Peoria IL on October 5-7, 2013. Students currently enrolled in one of the graduate programs in library or information sciences located in the Greater Midwest Region are eligible. The purpose of the award is to introduce library school students to library outreach concepts specifically and health sciences librarianship in general. We plan to fund 5 awards.

Go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/special/lis
to find more information about the award, including the link to the online application form. Deadline for submission is September 6th, so please get the word out to your students and colleagues as quickly as possible.

Thank you for spreading the word.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu

June 26, 2013

From the GMR: Sewell Funding Available for APHA Annual Meeting

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you
attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this
purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013. This
year's APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6,
2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the
World.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is
Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants,
application forms, and FAQs, go to
http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see
http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -
What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with
medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded
annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of
attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and
public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true
collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts,
more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers
just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable
about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and
knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin
Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the
scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas
of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a
librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very
interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't
realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I
think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to
teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my
patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have
questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my
institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb

*****
GMR Members, please note this GMR blog post by Sandi Bates, a
recipient of last year's funding:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2012/12/18/a-knowledge-bank-boost-at-apha-conference/

Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

June 18, 2013

From the GMR: Announcing Second Round of GMR funding - Due Date = July 11, 2013

GMR Network Members,

The GMR has funds available for a second round of proposals for some of our smaller awards.

The new deadline for submission is Thursday, July 11, 2013.

To see what's available, go to our Current Funding Opportunities page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ There are four types of awards available, in addition to the Exhibit Awards which have a rolling deadline.

Awards include:
- Community Preparedness Award (Holly Burt)
- Outreach Express Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Planning & Assessment Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Technology Improvement Award (Tiffany Tawzer)

If you have questions about any of these awards, please contact the program liaison whose name appears in parentheses after the name of the award. Questions about awards in general may be directed to me. Contact information is found on the GMR Staff Directory page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html

Enjoy your summer, but don't miss out on this opportunity to obtain some funding for a project in the Fall.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

June 6, 2013

From the GMR: Summer Funding!

Here's the newest from our blog, The Cornflower: by Jacqueline Leskovec!
Summer Fun, ding!

Although Chicago has been experiencing rather autumnal-like weather these last few weeks, the calendar confirms that it is officially meteorological summer. And in summer, we know that one of the first thoughts on Network minds is summer fun-ding!

Before you jump to the conclusion that this post is about some airline announcing discounted fares, take a look at the opportunities that sprouted up on the GMR's Current Funding Opportunities page, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/, where we have information about current award-level funding. The Submission Deadline for these awards is July 3, 2013. Announced are Community Preparedness Awards (Up to $2,000); Outreach Express Awards (Up to $4,500); Planning and Assessment Awards (Up to $2,500); and Technology Improvement Awards (Up to $4,500). Take a look at each award CFA for specifics on each award.

If you have any questions about these awards or any other GMR resources or services, send an email to GMR4U (at) uic.edu or your GMR State Contact, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html. Call us toll-free within Region at 1-800-338-7657, press one (1) for your RML.

May 28, 2013

From the GMR: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:


  • Information retrieval

  • Skills development

  • Resource development; and/or

  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:


  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community

  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources

  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health

  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or

  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

The solicitation for the 2013 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).

Full and Open:
https://www.fbo.gov/indexmode=form&id=d28fc7304b80a5cebce5656aa6710733&tab=ntype

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:
https://www.fbo.gov/indexs=opportunity&mode=form&id=01753a19b4150f0a9c763369fa08bce1&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-8169

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
rhwilli@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-4379
Fax: 301-402-8169
Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2013 RFQ.

Janice E. Kelly
Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
6707 Democracy Blvd
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Phone: 301-443-5886
Fax: 301-480-3537
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 15, 2013

From the GMR: NLM FUNDING: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2013

Hello, Network Members,
Here is a funding opportunity forwarded from NLM.
Jacqueline

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2013

NLM is looking for submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the projects funded in 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for responses is Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm ET. Responses are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bce51d2baaeac33d108448c146128771&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2013disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

March 29, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Funding proposal deadline extended

Network Members,

We recently announced the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The deadline for the larger awards is past, but we still have funding for at least two Target Outreach subcontracts at the $15,000 level. The NEW DEADLINE for Target Outreach submissions is May 24, 2013.

In addition, we are extending the deadline for the smaller awards, with the NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE of April 12, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

March 13, 2013

From the GMR: Project Funding Deadlines Approaching

Network Members,

As a reminder, the GMR has some upcoming deadlines for submission of funding proposals. We recently announced the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We will again be offering one Major Outreach subcontract for $25,000 and three Target Outreach subcontracts for $15,000 each. The submission deadline for these subcontracts is March 22, 2013.

In addition, we are again offering a variety of awards for smaller amounts and the first submission deadline for these awards is April 5, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

--
Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

March 12, 2013

Going to MLA in Boston? Win a Free Lunch from Midwest Chapter!

Passing this along from the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarships committee - if you're attending MLA in Boston, I highly recommend you apply for this Free Lunch award. It's a very easy application (a paragraph or two) and the Chapter Sharing Roundtables are a great experience. The deadline is March 27th, so apply now!

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The Midwest Chapter/MLA's 2013 "Free Lunch Award" is open for applications! It's super easy to apply for this award, and who doesn't love free lunch? Don't wait! Apply today!

The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, May 5th. See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2013.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of 24 topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table. The list of topics is located on page 8 of the MLA Meeting Preliminary
Program (http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2013/pdf/mla13_preliminaryprogram.pdf).
Additional information on each topic is available on Chapter Council website: http://www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/roundtables/index.html.

Requirements:
*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join:http://midwestmla.org/membership/
*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Boston AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).
*Tickets are $42 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.
*The two winners will be reimbursed $42 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:
*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.
*The specific roundtable that was selected.
*A paragraph or two describing "Why I Deserve a Free Lunch."

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

February 25, 2013

From the GMR: Announcing Awards and Subcontracts for Option Year 2 (May 2013 - April 2014)

Network colleagues,

The GMR is announcing the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We will again be offering one Major Outreach subcontract for $25,000 and three Target Outreach subcontracts for $15,000 each. The submission deadline for these subcontracts is March 22, 2013.

In addition, we are again offering a variety of awards for smaller amounts and the first submission deadline for these awards is April 5, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

January 17, 2013

From the GMR: Limited funding available for Disaster Communication Summit

Network Members,

We recently announced that the GMR will co-sponsor the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013.

As an incentive, we are offering 20 Professional Development awards for up to $1200 for GMR Network Members to attend. If you are interesting in applying for this award, go to the GMR webpage link for the Professional Development award:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/profdev/profdevcfa.html

We have a very short turn-around for this award, so please apply before January 31, 2013.

We have blocked some rooms at the Club Quarters at 111, West Adams Street, Chicago IL 60603. If you call to register (203-905-2100) at Club Quarters, tell them you are part of a group and use the group code UOI363 (that's capital U,O,I for University of Illinois). They are holding 20 rooms at the group rate of $126 plus tax. Chicago's hotel tax is 16.4%. This block is being held until February 4th so please register right away.

For more information about visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago, here is the link to the GMR Visitor Information page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/index.html

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A small amount of funding is still available for Exhibit Awards during the current contract year. More information about the Exhibit Award may be found at:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/exhibits/exhibitcfa.html

A new cycle of funding will be available after May 1, 2013. We expect to be sending out some announcements soon for how to apply for awards and subcontracts for projects that begin after May 1, 2013.

Ruth


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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

December 17, 2012

From the GMR: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline is December 31

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to help develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows' field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections' potential uses and users, research practices and scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning methods within particular disciplines.

In 2013, CLIR will offer three distinct kinds of postdoctoral fellowships. Each has slightly different requirements, relating to eligible fields of study, funding, and terms of appointment.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/acad

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-science

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-medieval

All currently advertised positions:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/positions-all

Information for applicants:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants

Applications are due by December 31, 2012, 5:00PM EST

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone: 202.939.4750
www.clir.org

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

August 28, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING: Women's Health Sept 10 deadline

In case you are not on medlib-l, please see this funding opportunity. If interested, please respond directly via the links below.

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH and their 27 Institutes and Centers through the Women's Health Resources Portal through a funding opportunity.

The purpose of the Women's Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women's Health Resources Portal that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources.

The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and Health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.

All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:

1) NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside

2) NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open

Janice E. Kelly
Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
6707 Democracy Blvd
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Phone: 301-443-5886
Fax: 301-480-3537
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

August 15, 2012

Friday Deadline for Awards to Support Midwest Chapter Conference Attendance

Of special note to HSLM members - a reminder that the application deadline for the Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting Scholarships and Professional Development Awards is THIS FRIDAY, August 17th!

The awards are a GREAT opportunity for students and HSLM members who have not attended a chapter meeting before. These $500 awards will cover a very good portion of the total cost of attendance, since you don't have to worry about airfare to attend the Chapter Meeting in Rochester.

The Chapter is offering:

* Two Annual Meeting Scholarships ($500 each) to support attendance of students at the chapter's annual meeting.

* Two Professional Development Awards ($500 each) to support first-time attendance of members at the chapter's annual meeting.

See midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for more information and application forms. The deadline to apply/nominate for the other two awards (the Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award and the Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award) is September 7th. If you have any questions, contact Liz Fine Weinfurter - eweinfur@umn.edu, 612-624-6492

July 10, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the seven projects funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:

Partial Small Business Set-Aside https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ad2bb9b6b067a1b0cb704070dbcc4f13&tab=core&_cview=0

Full and Open https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9d9f0974ab8150e88e20ef5a1fdce4b3&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2012disasteroutreachrfp.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

July 3, 2012

From the GMR: GMR still has funding available

Hello Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for at least one large subcontract and several smaller awards. Please check out our funding page at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The deadline for most of these funding opportunities is July 25, 2012, so act now!

Consider applying for a Major Outreach Subcontract for up to $25,000 for a public health or consumer health project. For more information, go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html


In addition to the large subcontract, funding is still available for several smaller awards. Here are the links to the Calls for Applications (CFAs):

Community Preparedness Award ($2,000): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/community/communitycfa.html

Outreach Express Award ($4,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreach/outreachexpcfa.html

Planning and Assessment Award ($2,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/planning/planningcfa.html

As always, we are happy to take your questions about how the funding process works.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

June 20, 2012

From the GMR: Stipend for APHA Annual Meeting from Sewell Fund

Please see the following opportunity regarding the APHA Annual Meeting.

(Apologies for cross postings)

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2012. This year's APHA meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA from October 27 - 31, 2012. Its theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is Friday July 27, 2012, 5pm EST. For more information and an application form, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/2012/sewell-stipend-2012/

For more information on the 2012 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/.

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/.

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

We look forward to reading your application!


Barb

Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
Chair, Client Relations Committee Public Health/ Health Administration Section Medical Library Association folb@pitt.edu

May 8, 2012

From the GMR: GMR announces Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for the new year of our contract that started on May 1, 2012. Please go to the Funding tab on our website to see what's available: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We are able to fund at least two more Target Outreach subcontracts for up to $14,000 each and we have issues new Calls for Applications (CFAs) for the following smaller awards:
- Community Preparedness
- Exhibit
- Outreach Express
- Planning and Assessment
- Technology Improvement

The deadline for the smaller awards is June 1, 2012 and the deadline for the Target Outreach subcontracts is June 8, 2012.

Don't wait. Check out these opportunities today.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 7, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING: AIDS Community Outreach Projects

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message from NLM.
Jacqueline

NLM's Specialized Information Services (SIS) will once again be funding AIDS community outreach projects. The announcement of the forthcoming RFP is listed currently on FedBizOp at the URL below. The RFP will be available on May 15 with proposals due on June 18.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=617fb50d5cbee0ed17add7b770d12226&tab=core&_cview=0

August 26, 2011

From the GMR: Deadline for GMR Subcontract Proposals is Coming Soon

Just a quick reminder that the GMR has funding available for subcontracts at the $25,000 and $14,000 levels. The deadlines are fast approaching.

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The GMR is pleased to announce the availability of two types of subcontracts for Year 1 of the GMR contract (May, 2011 - April, 2012). A summary of all awards and subcontracts can be found on the /Current Funding Opportunities/ page on our website: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, AS SOME PROCEDURES FOR SUBCONTRACTS HAVE CHANGED.

*Major Outreach Subcontracts:*

The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at *$25,000* each to support major outreach projects that address the health information needs of health professionals and the public. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for this subcontract on the Current Funding Opportunities page of our website, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html. The deadline for submitting proposals is August 31, 2011. We apologize for the short turn-around on these subcontracts, but due to changes in our contract from the National Library of Medicine, all projects proposed for Year 1 must be completed by September 30, 2012. The short deadline is meant to allow enough time to review and process your proposals for a possible start date of October 1, 2011.

*Target Outreach Subcontracts:*

The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at *$14,000* each to support specific target projects. The following five "targets" are recommended for Year 1 of the contract:

1. Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA)
2. Evidence-based health information practice
3. E-science initiatives
4. Health information technology
5. Minority health professionals / Minority populations

For more details, please read the Call for Applications (CFA) provided for the Target Outreach subcontracts linked from the Current Funding Opportunities page mentioned above, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/target/targetoutreachsub.html. The submission deadline for this subcontract is September 15, 2011. To streamline the application process for this subcontract, we have provided an online application form linked to the CFA.

August 11, 2011

From the GMR: FUNDING for Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a hospital, volunteer organization, public health department, public safety department, fire/rescue, or other local, regional or state agency. NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011" (NLM-011-130-KDB), please visit
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The solicitation notice is on FedBizOpps.gov at
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=54495f6f78d46c7c5d6873a8f0825e88&tab=core&_cview=0.

The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

July 13, 2011

From the GMR: Funding Opportunities for 2011-2012

Hello, Network Members,

As you know, in May the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences was awarded a five-year contract to serve as the regional medical library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Greater Midwest Region. We are delighted to now announce funding awards for the first year of this five-year contract (May 2011-April 2012).

Please go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/index.html to see the current funding available.

For 2011-2012, the following awards and subcontracts are available:

  • Community Preparedness *
  • Exhibit
  • Outreach Express
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Technology Improvement
  • Major Outreach *
  • Target Outreach *

* Not available yet - hopefully in the next few months.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-338-7657, or email us at gmr4u@uic.edu.

Thank you!

Max
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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)

May 24, 2011

From the GMR: Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) and May 25th Teleconference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the availability of $100 million to support Community Transformation Grants. A conference call prior to the June 6th deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding will be held on Wednesday, May
25th.

Funding Information
Teleconference Information

Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are authorized under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 for state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, and national and community-based organizations.

The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

Additionally, these grants were a key component of the Prevention Fund supported by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and other public health advocates for inclusion in the ACA. The CDC will be holding a conference call prior to the deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding. The Letters of Intent are due to CDC on Monday, June 6, 2011. The call-in information for the various time zones is posted below:

* Atlantic, Eastern and Central time zones May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

* Mountain and Pacific time zones May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

Local and state government agencies, local and state non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

For additional information, please visit the Community Transformation Grants website where you can find additional resources and a list of frequently asked questions about the program and the application process:
http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=19241&em_id=14921.0

Thank you to the CDC and the APHA for this information.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464

January 10, 2011

From the GMR: Call for Papers: Special Issue of JMLA on Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Hello, Network Members,

Interested in writing an article? How about one on technology? The January 2012 issue of JMLA will be devoted to papers that help us all understand how health science librarians can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information. They are particularly interested in case studies on how an institution used technology to solve a problem in your library. Other submissions of interest, research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries.

For more information, go to: http://www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/call_applyingtech.html

And on a technological note as we wind down this 5-year contract, there are still Technology Improvement Awards available. Your organization can be awarded up to $4,900 for your project if it meets certain guidelines. Check out http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/technology/techrfp.html for the Call for Application, and see a list of past funding recipients of this award here: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/technology/recipients.html. Because our contract is ending on April 30, 2011, all projects must be completed by this date.

Thanks!
Max
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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

September 23, 2010

From the GMR: NLM: OMHRC American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Awards

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) is pleased to announce the American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Tribal Awards for FY 2011.

The Tribal Initiative on HIV/AIDS is a capacity building, training, and technical assistance project of the OMHRC, funded by the Minority AIDS Initiative, and in collaboration with the Indian Health Service National HIV/AIDS Program. The Initiative aims to directly address and support HIV/AIDS education, testing, anti-stigma, LGBT and Two-Spirit outreach and programs.

Please see the attached announcement for the full description, application and forms.
Thank you,
Evonne Bennett-Barnes (Comanche/Navajo)
Capacity Building Specialist
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
1101 Wootton Parkway, STE 650
Rockville, MD 20852
800-444-6472 ext. 281
Fax: 301-251-2160
ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov

OMHRC Tribal HIV miniaward Application (Word Document)

September 1, 2010

From the GMR: Funding Opportunities - 2011 NIH Director's Award Programs

NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Award Program
Announcing funding for Transformative Research Projects (T-R01) Award Program:

* Exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research
* Clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science research projects
* Up to $25 million total costs per year for a single project
* One-third of total funding budget geared to projects with more than $1 Million in direct costs.

The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is October 27, 2010 with Letters of Intent due by September 27, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-010). Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the Transformative Research Projects Program is available at: http://commonfund.nih.gov/T-R01. Send questions to T_R01@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Director's Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Program

NIH welcomes proposals for 2011 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Pioneer Awards:

  • Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • Open to scientists at any career stage.

New Innovator Awards:

  • Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • For early stage investigators (ESI), defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency.

NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2011. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.

The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is September 13, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-008) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer for more information. Send questions to pioneer@nih.gov.

The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is September 20, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-009) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator for more information. Send questions to newinnovator@nih.gov.

The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. Additional information about the NIH Common Fund can be found at http://commonfund.nih.gov.

August 31, 2010

From the GMR: New Webpage for Grantees about ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA

This website will be important for health professionals who apply for NIH funding.

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What NIH Grantees Need to Know About ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA
http://grants.nih.gov/ClinicalTrials_fdaaa/index.htm

Why a site for NIH grantees?

This Web site provides information to help NIH applicants and grantees (recipients of extramural grants and cooperative agreements) to understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to ClinicalTrials.gov and the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007. The information on this site may not apply to NIH contracts or NIH intramural research.

This site includes:
* an overview of FDAAA and its relationship to certain trials funded through NIH grants and cooperative agreements;
* an overview of registration and results reporting requirements;
* instructions for providing the NIH with certification of compliance with FDAAA; and
* FAQs for NIH grantees, definitions and acronyms, and other resources.

August 23, 2010

From the GMR: Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities - global health solutions

Please share the following within your institutions.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010 on the following topics:

  • The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication
  • Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
  • Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
  • Create New Technologies to improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/default.aspx

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people - especially those with the fewest resources - have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

August 3, 2010

From the GMR: FUNDING NCMHD Health Disparities Research (R01)

Hello, Network Members,

Up to $250,000 is available through this grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 29, 2010

Executive Summary

Purpose. The overarching goal of this FOA is to solicit innovative research addressing elements of health disparities. Research focused on disease and/or conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations is a growing field and has been employed lately in understanding the dynamics contributing to health disparities. Funding for this FOA will support investigators who propose to conduct health disparities research using its principles to improve health. The research should take into account the characteristics of health systems and health seeking behaviors that propagate disparities. The focus of the targeted research is diverse and may include racial/ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations (such as, rural and low-income populations). Several approaches could be used when designing the specific project. Research aims may include but are not limited to biological, behavioral change strategies, lifestyle factors, environmental, social and structural barriers, economics, institutional and cultural, family influences, delivery system interventions, medical procedures and regimens (including alternative therapy), medical assistive devices and technologies.

Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
NCMHD has designated approximately $ 3.8 million in total costs to fund 10 or more awards in FY2011, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications. The awards will be made through this offering in FY 2011.

Budget and Project Period.
An applicant may request a budget of direct costs up to $250,000 per year and a project period of up to five years

Please see the following URL for more information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-11-001.html

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

June 21, 2010

First-time Midwest Chapter Meeting attendees: Apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

HSLM - I'm on the Midwest Chapter Awards committee this year, and am in charge of recruiting applications for the Professional Development Award. If you or anyone you know is considering attending Midwest Chapter for the first time, apply for this award!

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Are you thinking about attending your first Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting? If you have a master's degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Two $500 awards are available to support attendance at the Chapter's 2010 meeting, scheduled for September 24-28 in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Best Western Inn on the Park. Please see http://midwestmla.org/conference2010/ for additional information about the meeting.

New this year: the Award is now open to ALL library science graduates, not just library science graduates who are currently employed as library professionals!

For the application and more information about the Professional Development Award, see the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards page: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2010. Spread the word to any potential first-time attendees you know!

To qualify, applicants must be:
-A current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA
-A resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

In addition, applicants must have:
-A master's degree in library/information science
Never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting.

May 17, 2010

From the GMR: Two new NLM grant program announcements in the NIH Guide this week

In the May 14 issue of the NIH Guide, 2 announcements of newly-issued NLM grant programs

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)
(RFA-LM-10-001)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 2010
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-10-001.html

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. 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. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Preference will also be given to applications submitted by or that involve minority-serving institutions.

NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22)
(PAR-10-195)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-195.html

The purpose of the NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22) program is to facilitate the transition of investigators from the mentored to the independent stage of their careers by providing "protected time" for newly independent investigators to develop and receive support for their initial research programs. The award applies to biomedical informaticians who are pursuing research in clinical informatics, public health informatics or translational informatics. Preference will be given to candidates who received their informatics training at one of NLM's university-based training programs in biomedical informatics.

March 8, 2010

From the GMR: FUNDING: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2010: Deadline April 19, 2010

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2010 (RFQ No. NLM-0010-054-SES)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

* Information retrieval;
* Skills development;
* State-of-the-art resources;
* Resource development; and/or
* Document Access.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

* Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
* Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
* Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
* Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
* Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Standard Awards are offered for up to $60,000; Express Awards are offered for up to $10,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Monday, April 19, 2010.

The solicitation for the 2010 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

January 21, 2010

From the GMR: New GMR Funding Award Application Forms Launched

Out with the old--award application forms that is!

Are you a seasoned GMR award funding recipient? Are you thinking this might be the year to try for your first GMR award? In either case, the GMR has updated its award application forms to make your funding request easier and more accurate. The GMR offers seven types of awards which are in amounts less than $5,000. Network members may apply for these awards at any time using the application form linked to the Call for application (CFA) for each of the awards. Because of reported difficulties with the online forms, the GMR has revised the way members apply.

Now GMR members applying for an award will download the application in Word format, fill it out, save it locally, and submit as an email attachment. When saved and submitted, both the applicant and the GMR will have copies of the award application.

After completing the downloaded application and saving it, award applicants should submit the completed application and supporting documents (e.g. resumes, letters of support and equipment quotes) attached to an email addressed to our email address: GMR4U at UIC.edu.

Supporting documents may be in Word or PDF format. Each award application will have its own code to include in the subject line of the email. For example, those applying for an Outreach Express Award will indicate "OUTR"; those applying for EFTS, "EFTS". All applicants should also include the LIBID in the subject line of the email.

Take a look at our new application forms and our Calls for Applications for the awards. This might be your year to receive a funding award from the GMR. Please contact the GMR if you need assistance anywhere in the application process.

* Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) Award
* Exhibit Award
* Outreach Express Award
* Planning and Assessment Award
* Professional Development Award
* Professional Instruction Award
* Technology Improvement Award

December 15, 2009

From the GMR: ONC Announces Two New Funding Opportunities

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce the following two funding opportunities:

Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals

Objective: This program makes available $70 million in grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology (health IT) community by rapidly creating health IT education and training programs at community colleges or expand existing programs. Community colleges funded under this initiative will establish intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2010


Curriculum Development Centers

Objective: This grant opportunity will provide $10 million in grants to institutions of higher education (or consortia thereof) to support health information technology curriculum development. Up to 5 grant awards will support curriculum development to enhance programs of workforce training primarily at the community college level.
Application Deadline: January 14, 2010

For more information, please visit http://healthit.hhs.gov/fundingopportunities