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Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant (User services)

Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding?  Are you
thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users?

The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those
conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users.
The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more librarians or
library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an
improvement in services to any specified group of people.

The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to
answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national
in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:

• The research problem is clearly defined, with a specific question or
questions that can be answered by collecting data. The applicant(s) clearly
describe a strategy for data collection whose methods are appropriate to the
research question(s). A review of the literature, methodologies, etc. is not
considered research (e.g., methodology review rather than application of a
methodology) for purposes of the award, except where the literature review is
the primary method of collecting data.

• The research question focuses on benefits to library users and should
be applied and have practical value as opposed to theoretical.

• The applicant(s) demonstrate ability to undertake and successfully
complete the project. The application provides evidence that sufficient time
and resources have been allocated to the effort. Appropriate institutional
commitment to the project has been secured.

Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both
a practicing librarian and a researcher.

Deadline is December 12, 2014.

Check out this web site to find procedures and an application form:
http://www.ala.org/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll See
the section on How to Apply.

Also see related documents linked near the bottom of the page for:
Schedule and Procedures
Proposal Requirements and Application Cover Sheet:

Full press release: http://www.ala.org/news/baber-submissions-2015

Questions?   Contact Anne Houston, Smith College Libraries, at

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award (ALA Conference funding)

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Application http://www.ala.org/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson

Application deadline: December 15, 2014

The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT president, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during the 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. The winner will be chosen in January before the ALA Midwinter Meeting. All applicants will be notified in March.


Applicants must be members of ALA and NMRT, participate actively in the library profession, show promise or activity in the area of professional development, have valid financial need, and have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences.

Association of College and Research Libraries conference scholarships

The Association of College and Research Libraries offers scholarships in six categories for ACRL 2015. Applications are due Friday, November 7, 2014. Individuals may apply for more than one scholarship if they are qualified however; only one scholarship award per person is permitted. ACRL encourages applications from all over the globe for participation at the conference, or online through our Virtual Conference scholarships
For more information go to: http://conference.acrl.org/scholarships-pages-162.php

2015 ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship​ ​

ER&L and EBSCO could help​ ​fund your project! The 2015 ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship​ ​will​ fund a project impacting eresources management, measuring and evaluating use, users and usage. 
Round 1 applications are due next week, Thursday, August 28. Round 1 is a short form to provide a project overview. 
After a short peer review process, leading candidates will move into a Round 2 proposal where more details including a project outline and budget are required. The Fellowship awards up to $4000. The winning project will be evaluated quarterly and given a stage at ER&L 2015 and other venues to share your work.
Visit http://electroniclibrarian.org/erlplus/fellowship/ for the award application and summary, as well as to view the 2014 winning ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship project from NC Live entitled, “Making Usage Data Meaningful.”
Upcoming ER&L Dates & Deadlines
8/29 – ER&L/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship Applications Due
8/29 – Call for Workshops Due – Submit: http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/conference-info/workshopcall15/
9/1 – Call for Session Proposals Opens
10/14 – Call for Session Proposals Due Date
ER&L 2015
10th Anniversary Electronic Resources and Libraries
February 22-25, 2015 

IMLS Calls for 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Applications

Application Deadline: May 3, 2010

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services
Enhancement Grants program. Federally-recognized tribes and Alaska
Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants to improve
existing library services or implement new services, particularly as
they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act

In 2009, IMLS supported 208 tribes with the noncompetitive Native
American Library Services Basic Grants and an additional 17 tribes with
Enhancement Grants, for a total of $3.4 million. These tribes developed
a wide array of library-related projects, from providing new services to
outlying reservations communities and promoting healthy lifestyles
through new programs and materials, to creating pre-literacy programs
for preschool children, their parents, and caregivers. This year, IMLS
hopes to serve even more tribes with this important grant program.

IMLS has scheduled a webinar to give prospective applicants an
opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to Native American
Library Services Enhancement Grant applications. This webinar will take
place on March 8, 2010, at 4:00 pm ET. Please visit the website for more
information closer to the webinar date.

Please contact Alison Freese, Senior Program Officer, at 202/653-4665 or
afreese@imls.gov with questions about this grant program.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

Fellowship in Africana Studies

African and African American Studies and Africana Research Center
The Department of African & African American Studies and the 
Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year 
postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies, African/African 
American or African Diaspora Studies, beginning Fall 2010.

During their residency, fellows have no teaching or administrative 
responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend 
professional development luncheons and other AAAS and ARC events, 
and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana 

Successful applicants should have completed their dissertation 
either before beginning the fellowship or within the previous four 
academic years.  Salary is competitive. Applicants should submit 
their applications online at www.arc.psu.edu <http:// www.arc.psu.edu/>  to ensure full consideration; complete 
applications must be received by November 16, 2009. For questions 
about the application process, please contact 

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity 
and the diversity of its workforce.

ALISE 2010 Research Grant Program Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its . An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date.

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

   * Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words).
   * Problem statement and literature review (including justification
     and need for the research).
   * Project objectives.
   * Project description.
   * Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including
     schedule for completion).
   * Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental
     contributions, if any).
   * Expected benefits and impact of the research.
   * Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended.

Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect costs are not funded.

The proposals will be judged by the ALISE Research Committee with the assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the methodology warrants. The proposals will be judged on:

  1. Appropriateness of the proposed project to issues in library and
     information science education in its broadest context.
  2. Significance of the problem.
  3. Design of the study.
  4. The investigator’s qualifications: how likely she/he is to be
     successful, based on previous work and/or possession of the
     requisite skills.
  5. The appropriateness of the schedule and the likelihood that the
     work will be accomplished on time.
  6. Completeness of the application.

Submissions will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the following:

Lack of adherence to submission requirements
Submission of paper for the wrong award
Poor quality in the writing
Poor organization of material
Lack of specificity on required elements
Lack of appropriate instrument samples
Lack of appropriate theoretical framework

The committee reserves the right to select no winning proposal if in its judgment none of the proposals are considered satisfactory.

*Recipients of the award must:*

   * Present a preliminary report at the 2010 ALISE Annual Conference
   * Submit written quarterly reports to the Executive Director of
     ALISE, who will pay the grant in periodic installments as the
     research progresses
   * May submit the results of the funded study to the Association’s
     Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)
     for possible publication prior to submission to other publications.
   * Acknowledge the support of ALISE in any publicity or presentation
     based on the funded study
   * Inform the Executive Director of ALISE if research funding from
     other sources is obtained, in addition to the provided by ALISE
*The research proposal must be received no later than* *October 1, 2009. It should be submitted via email as an attachment in Word format to


*Rong Tang
Simmons College
Chair, ALISE Research Grant Competition Committee

Mary Baker Eddy Library Fellowships

Applications now available for Summer 2009 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The Library's newly public collections, centered on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science, offer scholars countless opportunities for original research. A select list of such resources includes: Mary Baker Eddy's scrapbooks and copybooks; household account ledgers and receipts; a fully-indexed file of newspapers clippings that date to the late nineteenth century; Eddy's sermons and lectures; an extensive historic photograph collection; architectural records; early histories of branch Churches of Christ, Scientist; and Eddy's voluminous correspondence and manuscript material, which offer opportunities for new analyses of her life and ideas. Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) authored a ground-breaking book on science, theology, and healing titled Scien! ce and Health with Key to the Scriptures and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, a publishing society, and The Christian Science Monitor. Stipend provided. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 9, 2009. For further information about the Library's holdings and the fellowship program, including the application and instructions, please go to http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/collections/fellowships or contact 617-450-7316, fellowships@mbelibrary.org. 

The Science Jobs ‘Science Network’

The Science Jobs is pleased to announce the launch of an international competition to select new writers among those who are pursuing their PhD research.

The doctoral fellows will get an opportunity to write a short monthly report (maximum of 1000 words) pertaining to their research for The Science Jobs ‘Science Network’. Not only the research findings but new technological developments or any other aspects related to their research can be the topic of the articles. The research fellows should be able to describe how their experiences shape their future career choices.

To begin:

1. Go to http://www.thesciencejobs.com for registration. It is free and a very simple process.
2. Activate your registration by clicking on the activation link in the first email received from us.
3. To consider for the award, submit at least one article every month continuously for one year starting from January 2009.

Deadline for registration is December 15, 2008.

Visit http://www.thesciencejobs.com for more details and registration links.

Mrs. Thripthi, The Science Jobs Editor

1G, Horizon Park
Althara Nagar, Vellayambalam
Trivandrum 695010
Kerala, India
Tel. +91 9895 211 299
Email: contact@thesciencejobs.com

AERA-AIR Fellows program

Fellowships and Grants

AERA-AIR (A�) Fellows Program
Deadline: December 15, 2008

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), announce the AERA-AIR (A�) Fellows Program. This program aims to build the talent pool of highly skilled education researchers experienced in working on large-scale studies in major research environments. The A� Fellows program is designed to support early career scholars by providing intensive research and training opportunities to recent doctoral recipients in fields and disciplines related to the scientific study of education and education processes.

Up to three fellows are selected annually for a two-year, rotational position at AIR in Washington, DC. A� fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of substantive areas in education. Fellows will hone their skills in all aspects of the research process from proposal development through writing and presentations. Further, they will gain practical experience in how to secure funding for education research and technical assistance projects and will expand their professional contacts in order to prepare them for productive research careers in a range of employment contexts.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. Candidates must have completed their PhD/EdD degrees within three years of beginning the fellowship. A primary aim of the A� fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals conducting advanced research or providing technical assistance.

Award and Tenure
Fellows will receive a $45,000-50,000 annual stipend and will be eligible for the AIR benefits package. The A� fellows award is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement.

Application Procedures and Deadline
Please read the application instructions carefully before completing the application. The online portion of the application must be completed in one session. You will not be able to save your work and return to your submission. All information must be uploaded electronically by 11:59pm (EST) on the deadline. Late applications and supporting material will not be accepted.

About AERA and AIR
AERA is the national research society for education research that is dedicated to advancing knowledge about education, and to promoting the use of research to improve educational processes and serve the public good. AIR is a non-partisan not-for-profit organization engaged in domestic and international research, development, evaluation, analysis, product development, training and technical assistance and assessment.