Funding Opportunities

Call for the ALAO Research Grant applications

As an ALAO member, you have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding in support of your research.  The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Research Grant is awarded each year to help in funding costs associated with research investigations related to issues in libraries, librarianship, and information science and technology.  

  • Eligibility:  Applicant must be a current member of ALAO.
  • Application Deadline:  February 4, 2022

Apply online here. NOTE: You will need to sign into your Gmail account to apply for this grant.

For more information go to the ALAO Research & Publications Committee website.

If you have questions, please contact the ALAO Research & Publications Committee Co-Chairs, Katy Tucker or Paul C. Campbell.  

–Katy Tucker, Research & Publications Committee Co-Chair, Xavier University
–Paul C. Campbell, Research & Publications Committee Co-Chair, Ohio University

Call for Submissions for the ALAO Continuing Education Grant

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant is awarded each year to support the cost of participating in professional development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, which are related to the member’s current position or in pursuit of a professional library degree. Current ALAO members are eligible to apply for funds to defray the costs of attending any library-related educational opportunity occurring during the calendar year.

Eligibility:

Applicant must be a current member of ALAO.

Applicant may not have received this grant in the previous three award cycles.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Notification & Payment: The ALAO Professional Development Committee will notify grant recipients by March 31, 2022 and will arrange payment through SWON, the ALAO fiscal agent.

Apply here

For more information click here. If you have any questions, please contact the ALAO Professional Development Committee Chair, Elizabeth Sullivan, at elizabeth.sullivan@oberlin.edu

–Elizabeth Sullivan, Professional Development Committee Chair, Oberlin College

Support Staff Grant 

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to encourage support staff development and participation in ALAO activities through the Support Staff Grant. To that end, the ALAO Executive Board may award up to $150 annually to assist and encourage support staff to attend the ALAO Annual Conference. All support staff currently employed in an Ohio academic library are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants with an accepted 2022 ALAO conference program proposal.

–Elizabeth Sullivan, Professional Development Committee Chair, Oberlin College

Student Presenter Grant 

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to provide opportunities for students and new librarians to grow professionally and encourage participation towards a career in academic libraries. ALAO also recognizes the need to spotlight current research, particularly if the research is in new and emerging fields and technologies. To that end, the ALAO Executive Board may award up to $150 annually to a student to present at the ALAO Annual Conference. Grant monies are intended to assist with the costs incurred in preparing the presentation and modest travel costs associated with the presentation. An ALAO Executive Board member or volunteer from the membership will be assigned to mentor with the recipient on preparing the program, highlight membership benefits, and facilitate networking opportunities at the conference.

–Elizabeth Sullivan, Professional Development Committee Chair, Oberlin College

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