|MSLA Research Grant|
CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in an accredited college or university. Their formal proposal must already have been accepted by the appropriate officials at the college or university. Research could be for a degree, or for a class. Proposals from library educators and professionals in the field will also be considered. Membership in MSLA at the time of application is necessary.
Important considerations include: attention to the purpose of the grant; intellectual quality of the proposal; potential for significant impact on school libraries; completeness of the application
APPLICATION PROCESS: Narrative must include: membership status in MSLA; applicant’s contact information; formal research proposal; college or university program; advisor’s name and contact information; outline of expected expenses; timeline.
AWARD FUNDING: Up to $3,000 in grant money from MSLA to help researchers defray expenses such as postage, paper, printing, statistics experts, and other related expenses. It could be one grant of $3,000, or many grants that total no more than $3,000 in one fiscal year. No hardware or software would be included in expenses.RESPONSIBILITIES: The winner of the MSLA Research grant must agree to: submit a six month progress report, present the results of their research at the MSLA annual conference in the year following the year of their grant, and to publish a summary of the research findings in the MSLA Forum. Recipients of the grant would have to give an accounting of expenses with receipts in order to be reimbursed. One third (1/3) of the award will be withheld until all obligations with MSLA are met.
Recipients have one year to complete the report. Only one extension may be given.
NOTIFICATION: recipient or recipients will be notified within 6 weeks of the receipt of the application, unless it is sent between May 15 and August 30.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 October 2013 )|