Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Call for proposals - KLA Academic Section Professional Development Grant

KLA Academic Section Members:

Do you need funding for professional development?

The Kentucky Library Association's Academic Library Section has made funding available for professional development grants every year since 1983. Funding comes from the interest generated by the investment of Section funds. The purpose of the grant is to assist Academic Library Section members with their own professional development. Proposals for the 2017 grant awards are now being accepted.

At least one grant of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in total will be awarded (with the possibility of multiple partial grants) should the Committee receive a sufficient number of qualifying proposals. Half of the award is allocated at the beginning of the project and the remainder upon completion.  Announcement of the award(s) will be made in September 2017 at the Academic Section Business meeting at the 2017 KLA/KSMA Conference.


*             Applicants must be members of the Academic Library Section of KLA.

*             Awards are made for projects involving: innovative program implementation, research, course development, materials development, and/or continuing education. Continuing education grants will fund attendance at pre-conferences, institutes, and workshops; they will not fund attendance at annual conferences of KLA, SELA, ALA, etc.

*             Funding will not cover the cost of materials that will become the property of the grantee or the grantee's institution.

*             Funding will not cover incentives or prizes for research or professional development purposes.

*             Projects must be designed for completion within one year of receipt of initial award payment.

Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017

Full guidelines for the grant and for submitting an application are available here.

2017 Professional Development Committee:

Sean Kinder (Chair), Western Kentucky University

Jonathan Jeffrey, Western Kentucky University

Kevin Jones, Eastern Kentucky University

Beth Reeder, University of Kentucky

Sara Schumacher, University of the Cumberlands


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