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Naomi C. Broering Heritage Latinx Grant

The Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant is endowed by MLA Past-President Naomi C. Broering, AHIP, FMLA, on the occasion of her more than 40 plus years as a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA). The Broering Latinx Heritage Grant will award $1,000 annually to a person of Latinx ethnicity, or a person who has an interest in Latinx community information services. Librarians who want to pursue a professional activity in the latest medical information services using the latest technical formats are encouraged to apply. The intent is to encourage health information professionals to gain knowledge about these important areas of practice and support MLA’s emphasis on evolving roles for the profession.


  • The applicant must be a member of MLA.
  • The applicant must have the potential to make or has made significant contributions to medical information services using the latest technologies.
  • The applicant may be either a recent graduate or a librarian with significant experience in health sciences libraries.
  • The applicant may be a member of the Latinx under-represented group or have an interest in providing Latinx community information services.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada.
  • The grant may be used for professional development and/or research activities in the areas of medical information services.  


  • A completed application form must be submitted not later then December 1.
  • The applicant must include detailed specific description of the professional development and/or research activity for which support is requested.
  • The applicant must include a statement of interest/previous activity in the area of medical informatics or data management.
  • The applicant must include detailed itemization of financial support requested. 
  • Depending on the qualifications/requests of the candidates, the jury may recommend that the grant not be awarded in a given year.
  • 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.

Submission Checklist

  • Completed online application;
  • Current curriculum vitae (required);
  • Updated MLA member profile (optional).

Ready to Submit an Application?

  • The Broering grant application process is closed.
  • The grant recipient will be announced in March 2020.
  • Applications will open next in August 2020.

Grant Recipients

  • 2019: Ana M. Macias, AHIP
  • 2018: Dede Rios, AHIP
  • 2017: Adela V. Justice, AHIP
  • 2016: none awarded
  • 2015: Naomi C. Broering, AHIP, FMLA

Have a question? Contact MLA's grants coordinator.