Tuesday, March 6

Please post the following Call for American Library Association Diversity
Research Grant Proposals.

Thank you,

Robert Bremer

Chair, ALA Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee
Director, Nicholls State University Library (LA)


*ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grant

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks
proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications
may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of
diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library
services to diverse populations, that addresses critical gaps in the
knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.****

The application deadline is April 30, 2012. Applicants must be
current ALA members. ****

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,000 award for
original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the
2013 ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals
and is encouraged to award a total of three awards. Grant recipients will
be announced ahead of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected
to compile the results of their research into a presentation for the
2013 ALA Annual Conference.****

A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page
vita for each of the researchers involved, including a
current ALA membership number, a concise abstract of the project and a
description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the
research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits,
budget plan and timeline. For a complete list of the criteria, please

ALA’s Office for Diversity offers thanks to the Diversity Research Grants
Advisory Committee for their work in planning the 2012 Diversity Research
Grants Program: Robert J. Bremer (chair), Eileen K. Bosch, Nicole A.
Branch, Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Denyvetta Davis, Kim L. Eccles, Michael
Gutierrez, Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Cheryl Knott and R. Niccole Westbrook. ****

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be submitted in a Word
document attachment. Email electronic submissions to [log in to unmask]****

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please
email [log in to unmask]  <[log in to unmask]>or call (800) 545-2433, ext.