News, Jobs and Higher Education

ALA seeks proposals for 2020 Diversity Research Grants through May 15

181

Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science.

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to midnight Pacific time on May 15, 2020.

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three recipients; the grant recipients will be announced in June.

Proposals are currently being accepted for one-year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes, benefits, and a budget plan as well as a timeline.

For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit http://www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity.

Grant recipients are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are encouraged to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

This content was originally published here.

Comments are closed.