Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant
In 1997, the Medical Informatics Section (MIS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) established the MIS/MLA Career Development Grant. The section awards one individual up to $1,500 to support 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.
- The applicant must have a master's of library science or equivalent degree.
- The applicant must 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 Section of MLA. Proof of MIS membership history may be confirmed by contacting MLA Member Services.
- A completed application form must be received by December 1.
- The applicant must submit a detailed specific description of the career development activity for which support is requested.
- The applicant must submit a statement of interest/previous activity in the area of medical informatics.
- The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae.
- The applicant must submit detailed itemization of 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.
- The applicant should update their MLA member profile on MLANET (optional).
- The period of disbursement will not exceed one year past the date of the MLA annual meeting.
- MLA will acknowledge applications upon receipt via email.
August 2019 - With the transformation of MLA communities, the grant name and eligibility will change starting in August 2020.
Ready to Submit an Application
- The grant application process is closed.
- The grant recipient will be announced in March 2020.
- Applications will open next in August 2020.
- 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's grant coordinator.