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Patricia Bradley Professional Development Award

Grant to an Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas
Health Information Individual for Career Advancement Activities

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Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) South Central Region (SCR)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 5:00 PM - Applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks in advance of the activity date.


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Grant of up to $3,000 to an Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas health information individual for career advancement activities. Funding is intended to support attendance at conferences, seminars, training sessions, and other continuing education and professional development opportunities in areas of outreach programming that target underserved populations, Native Americans, or indigenous communities.

The Patricia Bradley Professional Development Award is offered to a health information professional or student to encourage professional growth in the skills needed to reach underrepresented communities.

The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NNLM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers. It can also be used to host training for a group of staff members. 

Funding requests may cover registration fees, training fees, travel and per diem, hotel, communication costs, publicity, materials and supplies, reproduction of educational materials, and other costs as needed. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 187208

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amount: Up to $3,000. (One professional development, conference, or training activities up to $3,000 will be awarded.)

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Monday, March 1, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals who live within the NNLM South Central Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and are affiliated with an NNLM SCR Network member institution are eligible to apply. (i.e. information professionals, public librarians, public health practitioners, community health workers, and others) Additionally, students enrolled in an ALA Accredited Library or Information Science Program are eligible to apply.

Network membership is free and open to institutions providing health information. (To apply for membership, see

Funding may also be provided to network member institutions to host a CE event, workshop, or speaker.

First-time applicants as well as presenters will receive special consideration.

Applications to attend the Medical Library Association (MLA) or the South Central Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting will only be considered for non-health science librarians.

Previous recipients of this award during the current five-year performance period (May 2016-April 2021) are ineligible.

Indirect costs are not allowed.

Membership fees are not an allowable cost and will not be reimbursed.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

Continuous reviews will take place for this award. This means that as they are received, applications will be reviewed by NNLM SCR staff. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks in advance of the activity date.

Funding will be cost reimbursement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit the application to the NNLM SCR Office at

For assistance, contact the NNLM SCR Office at the above email address.

NNLM South Central Region
UNT Health Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Library, Room 310
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 735-2223

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USA: Arkansas;   Louisiana;   New Mexico;   Oklahoma;   Texas

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