Liberty Chapter Research Grant 


The Liberty Chapter of the Medical Library Association provides modest support for research projects. The purpose of these grants is to provide members with the opportunity to promote excellence in the field of health science librarianship and the information sciences. Grants may be as large as $ 1,000.00 and more than one grant may be offered in a year.


  1. All applicants must hold a graduate degree in library science.

  2. All applicants must be practicing medical librarians with at least one year of professional experience.

  3. All applicants must be members of the Liberty Chapter of MLA.


  1. All applicants must submit a completed application form to the Chairman of the Professional Recognition Committee by September 30, 2023
  2. The scope and nature of the proposed project should give evidence of an established methodology and a viable research design.
  3. The application should show how the proposed project would contribute conceptually and practically to the health science library community.
  4. The research grant is not to be utilized for the sole purpose of travel expenses.
  5. Grantees must submit a final summary report to the Chapter’s Executive Board by the expected completion date on the application. If the research project extends past the expected completion date, then a summary report of progress-to-date must be submitted, followed by the final report at the project’s completion.
  6. Grantees must present the final summary or progress of the research project at the Annual Fall meeting of the Chapter.  
  7. If the research results are published, recognition of Chapter support must be given.
  8. More than one grant may be offered in a year, depending on the amount available for the grant, and the number and cost of approved applications. The grants will be announced at the annual Fall Meeting of the Chapter.
  9. Depending on the quality of the applications, the Professional Recognition Committee may recommend that no grants be presented in a given year.

Submit the Research Grant Application and all supporting documentation by September 30, 2023.

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