The Grants and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that MLA David A. Kronick and Charles W. Sargent Visiting Fellowship has undergone some exciting changes! At the request of the fellowship's founding donor, Virginia Bowden, the name of the fellowship has been expanded to honor Charles W. Sargent. In addition, we changed the title from traveling to visiting to reflect multiple modes of accessing other libraries that do not depend on physical travel.
The purpose of the fellowship is to study a specific aspect of health sciences librarianship, such as educational initiatives, scientific publishing, library management, and information science, in order to learn from others, improve practices, and share what is learned. One fellowship is awarded each year to supplement expenses involved in visiting (in-person and/or virtually) two or more health sciences libraries or knowledge centers in North America.
Available funds may vary each year with endowment performance. We hope to be able to grow the award endowment to return to the past award amount of up to $2,000 in the future. This year the fellowship provides up to $1,000 to fund reasonable and actual expenses that meet MLA guidelines associated with:
- physical travel within North America (e.g., mileage, travel fares, lodging)
- direct costs related to the project, such as off-site access to library digital collections (e.g., scans of library resources or interlibrary loans.), teleconferencing fees, virtual polling software
- costs to enable the awardee to engage with the visiting locations (may allow for compensation for reasonable expenses, e.g., family caregiving.)
Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2022. We look forward to your submission!