National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)
04/05/19 All day
Grants of up to $19,000 to Washington, D.C., Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands libraries for projects that promote and strengthen the library's involvement in data-fueled health and biomedical discovery. Funding is intended for projects that support the NLM's Strategic Plan, including the following pillars:
1. Innovate, create, and maintain a sustainable digital ecosystem to keep pace with the data demands of the research enterprise.
2. Engage a wide range of audiences to ensure the right information gets delivered to them at the right time.
3. Inspire and empower the data-driven workforce of the future.
Projects including a biomedical information or health literacy component must incorporate one or more National Library of Medicine resources.
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.
Projects are encouraged that incorporate one or more of the following:
- Increase awareness of and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health data information
- Increase access to high quality biomedical and health information
- Promote health data information literacy in health and science education
- Increase data management skills and awareness
- Improve the use of technology for health data information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations
- Improve access to electronic health information
- Encourage interdepartmental partnerships
- Support planning for larger outreach projects and community partnerships
- Promote and improve access to library and information services
- Improve access to electronic health information.
Potential Project Ideas:
- Train-the-Trainer projects that enhance the data skills of library/organization staff and other consumer intermediaries to train a target population on the research data life cycle.
- Development of curriculum or supplemental educational materials on aspects of the research data life cycle for the consumer.
- Hosting special events to highlight the library’s role in research data management.
Integrating health data literacy into health sciences curricula.
- Development of data catalogs that promote FAIR Data Principles, advance research, data sharing, and accessibility through the use of a searchable online collection of data locaters.
Data catalog applicants are encouraged to make use of the open source data catalogs created by the New York University and to join the Data Catalog Collaboration Project; however, neither is a requirement. Support for data catalogs at awardee institutions must include a dedicated developer in the Personnel description to support its launch.
Applications will be scored based on ten possible criteria: Significance, Evidence of Need/Target Population, Methodology/Objectives, Promotion Plan, Evaluation, Sustainability/Continuation, Personnel/Qualifications, Institutional Support, Training Plan (if applicable), and Budget.
GrantWatch ID#: 185350
Number of Awards Available: Up to 2 projects
Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
- 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.
Membership in SEA is free. To join: https://nnlm.gov/members/join-network
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.
The application Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 (all day).
SEA staff are available for consultation. Please email program staff. to schedule an appointment.
Reviewer score sheets and comments will be shared with the applicant. If further clarification is needed, the applicant will be given one week to submit more information.
Applications with an average score of 3 or higher for each of the ten criteria AND an overall impact ranking of 4 or higher will be given priority until funds are expended.
The University of Maryland will provide a sub-award agreement for all approved projects. All sub-awards are cost reimbursement. Line item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures. Invoices may be sent monthly.
Tips for Award Applications: https://nnlm.gov/classes/grants-and-proposal-writing
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://rml.hshsl.umaryland.edu/index.php/show/research-data-management-project
NNLM SEA Region
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512
USA: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA)