CARLI Seeking Proposals for FY2014 Research Subsidy Program

CARLI is seeking proposals for the FY2014 Research Subsidy Program. Funded by the CARLI Board of Directors, the research awards will support research projects in Governing member libraries. Projects should have the potential to impact libraries and the library profession positively, have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature, and be of interest or use to CARLI libraries. Total funding for FY2014 is $25,000. The maximum amount funded for any proposal will be $4,999.

Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively. Proposals for Multi-Year Projects will be accepted. 

Interested applicants will be required to submit a "Statement of Intent to Apply" by February 3, 2014, and to attend a mandatory application webinar on February 10, 2014.  

Submissions must include the following:

  • a detailed proposal outlining the proposed research project including methodology, scope and timetable;
  • a statement describing how this project fits into the existing literature;
  • projected outcomes;
  • a statement outlining how this research will benefit the Illinois library community and the broader profession; and
  • a plan for how the results of the research will be shared with the Illinois library community.

CARLI will announce the FY2014 funded projects on May 1, 2014.

Detailed information, including the FY2014 Research Awards Proposal Cover Sheet is available on the program page.

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