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Scholarship Opportunities

The Research Training Institute offers at a variety of scholarships to enable participants to attend the institute. MLA expresses its sincere appreciation to the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) that provided support for these scholarships. This support enables MLA to build research skills and capacity for the next generation of health information professionals.

Opportunities for Small Libraries

Scholarships for library professionals working in small libraries provide opportunities for library professionals from these environments on limited budgets to expand their research skills and knowledge by attending the Research Training Institute.

  • Goal: To increase accessibility to institute training and support for this disadvantaged group of library professionals
  • Awards: Two (2) scholarships will be awarded per institute. The total value of each is approximately $2,300 and includes:
    • Registration fee ($1,000)
    • Reimbursement for actual expenses to attend the institute in Chicago:
      • including travel (up to $400)
      • lodging (up to $360)
      • stipend for meals (up to $370) 
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must meet institute eligibility requirements.
    • Applicants must work in small libraries, defined as one or more of the following:
      • fewer than 4 paid staff
      • hospitals with 100 beds or less
      • a 1-person library
    • Applicants must complete an online application form and check the scholarship application box to be considered for this award.

Opportunities for AAHSL Member Libraries

Scholarships for library professionals working in AAHLS member libraries who help provide learning opportunities for academic health librarians to expand their research skills and knowledge by attending the Research Training Institute.

  • Goal: To ensure that library professionals working in academic medical centers gain research competence to better understand the information needs and uses of users, and to collaborate effectively with other faculty and research teams
  • Awards: Two (2) scholarships will be awarded per institute. The total value of each is approximately $2,300 and includes:
    • Registration fees ($1,000)
    • Reimbursement for actual expenses to attend the institute in Chicago:
      • including travel (up to $400)
      • lodging (up to $360)
      • stipend for meals (up to $370)
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must meet Institute eligibility requirements.
    • Applicants must work in AAHSL member libraries. Membership verification is required.
    • Applicants must complete an online application form and check the scholarship application box to be considered for this award.

Opportunities for Complimentary Registration

Partial scholarships are open to all applicants who indicate on the application form that they have a financial need.

  • Goal: To increase participation of library professionals with limited means to attend the institute.
  • Awards: Six (6) scholarships will be awarded per Institute. Each award will include a complimentary registration of $1,000.
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must meet institute eligibility requirements.
    • Applicants must complete an online application form and check the scholarship application box to be considered for this award.

Notifications

Scholarship recipients will be notified in March 2018. 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Institute applicants may also apply for:

Contact Maria Lopez at MLA with additional questions about institute scholarships and grants.