Apply for These Grants & Awards to Fund Innovation, Science & More

ImageThe Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant
Grant: multiple copies of approximately 100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Application form & details

Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honor books, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association receives multiple copies of approximately 100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools and underfunded libraries.

Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant
Grant amount:  up to $2000
Deadline: December 15, 2011
Application form & details

The Grant seeks to be a catalyst for educating students about how math and science are used to the benefit of humanity and to provide seed money for the creation of library programs and projects that will make a lasting impression on a community of pre-university students (K-12). Specifically, the Grant will defer the cost of science kits - especially those that provide prepared experiements for use by pre-university students and educators including parents, teachers, club leaders, and/or librarians. Ideally the kits will demonstrate to students the skills required for a career in electrical engineering.

The Grant is restricted to public libraries with preference given to public libraries located in the territory of IEEE-Region 4 (Midwest including all or parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin).

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums
Grant amount:  $10,000 to $25,000
Deadline:  February 01, 2012
Application form & details

These small grants encourage libraries, museums, and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and museums serve their communities.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship
Grant amount: $3,000
Nomination formImage
Deadline: December 15, 2011

These contributions may include, but are not limited to: authorship of a seminal book or articles in business librarianship; development of an imaginative and successful program centered around business within a library; teaching business librarianship in a particularly creative and substantive manner; and displaying strong leadership in a professional association geared to business librarianship.

Source: Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship via WLA E-newsletter, November 23, 2011

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