February 21, 2011
Deadline for AALL Research Grant Applications is March 28th
The AALL Research and Publications Committee is accepting applications through Monday, March 28, 2011 for research grants from the AALL Research Fund, totaling up to $400. From the official announcement:
The committee will award one grant to library professionals who wish to conduct research that supports the research/scholarly agenda of the profession of librarianship. Established with a generous endowment from LexisNexis in July 2000, the annual grants fund large or small research projects that create, disseminate, or use legal and law-related information. Projects may range from historical (indexes, legislative histories, bibliographies, or directories) to the theoretical (trends in cataloging, publishing, or new service models in libraries) to the practical (implementation models for collection, personnel, or infrastructure management).
The AALL Research Agenda offers suggestions for possible research projects that cover a wide segment of professional interest, including the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, law library services, legal research and bibliography, legal information resources and law library facilities. However, projects are not limited to those described in the agenda, and the committee will consider all application and research projects. to review AALL's Research Agenda, please visit http://www.aallnet.org/committee/respub/research/agenda.asp.
To apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. The applications should demonstration experience with research projects and an understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. Priority will be given to individual AALL members or AALL members working in partnership with other information professionals. The grant application and complete guidelines are available at www.aallnet.org/about/grant_application.asp.
The submission deadline for applications is Monday, March 28, 2011. Grants will be awarded and announced in May 2011. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research and Publications Committee.
For more information, consult the AALL Research and Publications Committee website, at www.aallnet.org/committee/respub