Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn


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 November 15.
  • 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.

Grant Funds

  • 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 will open next in August 2023.

Grant Recipients

  • 2023: Megan M. Bell, AHIP
  • 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

Have a question? Contact MLA