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RESEARCH, PRESENTATION, AND MINI-GRANTS
1. Research Grants (maximum award: $5,000) are awarded for research in library and information science, including the dissemination of information, on advancement in knowledge within the broad definition of these fields, on the profession of librarianship, or on subject specialties for which the applicant is highly qualified and which would result in the advancement of knowledge in general.
2. Presentation Grants (maximum award: $600) are awarded specifically to fund the cost of presenting completed research. These costs include (but are not limited to) printing and travel expenses associated with presenting a paper or poster based on the librarian’s professional research.
3. Mini-Grants (maximum award: $500) are designed as an adjunct to the full-scale Research Grant program. As such, it is expected that awards may be used to assist librarians in the preparation of full-scale research proposals or that will assist them in bringing projects to completion (e.g., expenses for statisticians, printers, consultants, coverage of release time to complete final edits to a book, etc.).
DEADLINES AND ABRIDGED GUIDELINES
LAUC Statewide Grants Proposals are accepted twice a year. The first available submission period is September 1-October 18, 2017. The second available submission period is January 20-February 17, 2018. All proposals should be submitted to the LAUC-LA R&PD Committee Chair. Please note that one e-mail copy (with the required signatures) of your proposal must be submitted. The winning proposals will be awarded March 17, 2018.
A Research Grant proposal must contain:
- Cover Sheet
- Need for Research
- Design and Methodology
- Supplemental Budget Sheet
- Timetable for Completion
Grant applicants should read the Guidelines for LAUC Grants for complete information about the criteria. The Guidelines also contain an Application Checklist and access to all necessary forms.
A Mini Grant proposal or a Presentation Grant proposal does not require the formal application that Research Grants do. A simple letter of application is sufficient. However, applicants should read the Guidelines for LAUC Grants for complete information on information that is generally included in the letter.
Presentation Grant budgets must be based on the LAUC budget year of July 1-June 30. In other words, your funds must be spent in the same fiscal year as your application. The expenses may be incurred either before or after the application.
Funds awarded to Mini Grants may be spent in the year of the award or the following fiscal year, with no need to request any extension of the funding.