Medical Informatics Career Development Grant
The Medical Informatics Career Development Grant was established in 1997 by the Medical Informatics Section, now the Medical Informatics Caucus. It provides for a career development activity that will contribute to the advancement of the field of medical informatics. This grant may be used for MLA professional development opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED that meet the grant criteria.
- The applicant must:
- be a member of MLA (membership options)
- have a master's of library science or equivalent degree
- have the potential to make significant contributions to medical informatics
- The applicant may be either a recent graduate or a librarian with significant experience in health sciences libraries.
- It is preferred that the applicant:
- be a member of the Medical Informatics Caucus (Proof of caucus membership history may be confirmed by contacting MLA Member Services)
- update their MLA member profile page
- The online application must be completed and all supporting documents uploaded no later than December 1.
- The applicant must submit:
- a detailed specific description of the career development activity for which support is requested
- a statement of interest/previous activity in the area of medical informatics
- a current curriculum vitae
- a detailed itemization of the financial support requested
- Depending on the qualifications/requests of the candidates, the jury may recommend that the grants not be awarded in a given year.
- MLA will acknowledge applications upon receipt via email.
- Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Awarded to one individual for up to $1,500.
- The amount requested and actual grant awarded may not necessarily be the same amount.
- The grant will be distributed as a reimbursement for actual expenses incurred.
- The amount reimbursed will not exceed actual expenses and the amount requested.
- Expense statements, receipts, and verification of program completion must be submitted to MLA headquarters.
- The period of disbursement will not exceed one year past the MLA annual conference.
Ready to Submit an Application
- Applications for the 2023 grant will open in August 2022.
- 2022: none awarded
- 2021: none awarded
- 2020: Suzanne Fricke, AHIP
- 2019: Lori Winterfeldt
- 2018: Carl Leak
- 2017: Helene Richards McMurray
- 2016: Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP
- 2015: Jennifer Dinalo
- 2014: Marci Brandenburg
- 2013: Joanne M. Muellenbach, AHIP
- 2012: none awarded
- 2011: Melissa Resnick
- 2010: none awarded
- 2009: Kristine M. Alpi
- 2008: Karen Albert and Maureen Knapp
- 2007: none awarded
- 2006: Ellen Justice
- 2005: Ruling Guo and Christine Marton
- 2004: Margaret Gorman and Sara Anne Hook
- 2003: Marcy Brown and Mark Vrabel
- 2002: Mary Linn Bergstrom and Marilyn Teolis
- 2001: Susan London
- 2000: Kathleen F. Bauer and Kathryn E. Kerdolff
- 1999: Ruth Riley and Gang (Wendy) Wu
- 1998: none awarded
- 1997: Linda Hogan and Julie Johnson McGowan
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