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Professional Development Award

Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations for Professional
Development in the Field of Health Information

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

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Grants of $1,500 to Alabama, Washington, DC, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands libraries and other organizations to enhance the professional experience and knowledge of individuals in the field of health and biomedical information.

Description of Award:

The goals of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.The NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) relies upon partnerships with network members to achieve these goals by providing training and funding for local outreach programs. The programs are intended to help a variety of users, with a focus on minority and other underserved populations and the health professionals who serve them, make the most effective use of information and decision-support resources that hold the promise of promoting healthy behaviors, preventing costly and debilitating illness, and improving health outcomes when disease occurs.


The purpose of the SEA Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members to improve access to health information for healthcare providers and consumers and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Projects are encouraged that incorporate one or more of the following:
-Increase project evaluation skills
-Increase awareness of and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information
-Increase the ability to expand health information literacy in health and science education
-Increase data management skills and awareness
-Improve the use of technology for health information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations

Potential Projects:

Potential projects may include but are not limited to: Attend a meeting, conference, or class that increases professional knowledge in the areas of emergency preparedness, public health information sources, information technology, resource sharing, e-science, data management, health information outreach, health information literacy, or evaluation and assessment.

The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:
-Travel (includes transportation, hotel, and per diem)
-Other (please describe)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183298

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: Up to 8 projects

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Term of Contract:

The funding period is Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


-Must be a SEA member in Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
-A Cost Reimbursement Research Subaward Agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore is required for this award.
-A Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure is required for this award.
-An A-133 Compliance acknowledgement is required for this award.

NNLM SEA Members provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services. Members include libraries, information centers, or other types of organizations.

Membership is free. Join here:

Funding Restrictions:

IDC, food, promotional items and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees. Refer to the policy here:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Please see the NNLM Grants and Proposal Writing Course for tips on award applications:

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 (All day)

Applications may be submitted until all funds have been depleted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512

(410) 706-2855

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)