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Emerging Initiatives Award

Grants to USA Libraries and Health Organizations
in Multiple States for Health Information Initiatives

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR)

Deadline Date:

04/01/19 11:30 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA libraries and health organizations in multiple states for health information initiatives in local communities. Funding is intended for projects addressing citizen science, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and more. Eligible states include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The purpose of this award is to support network member organizations to engage in one or more of the following initiatives: citizen science, embedding health information in library and information sciences (LIS) programs, substance misuse/opioids, and HIV/AIDS.

Potential Projects:
- Community partnerships to address substance misuse/opioids;
- Provide a workshop on citizen science for public libraries;
- Train health care professionals on the availability of NLM and NIH resources for HIV/AIDS;
- Partner with LIS programs to engage students in consumer health information access.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185475

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. Any library, health-related information center, health department, or other organization who provides access to health information may join the Network.

The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is one of eight regions in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For information on membership and to apply, visit this page:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:30 PM

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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For assistance, please contact the GMR office at or 319-353-4479.

NNLM Greater Midwest Region
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kentucky;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   South Dakota;   Wisconsin