Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships

MLA offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.

All grants, scholarships, and fellowships are considered annually, but are only awarded when applicants clearly meet or exceed requirements.

  • MLA will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Most grants and scholarships have a deadline of November 15. See individual pages listed below for further details.
  • MLA membership is required for most grants.
  • An announcement of all grant recipients is made in March and a virtual awards ceremony is held in April each year. See the vConnections page for access to past recordings.  
  • Some MLA grants, scholarships, and fellowships are funded through financial revenues generated from MLA restricted funds (endowment). The amount and number of those grants, scholarships, or fellowships will be determined annually based on the funding of the endowment. 

To help sustain and develop grants, MLA welcomes your tax-deductible donation to the Grants and Scholarships Fund.

Applications will open in late August 2024 for most grants, scholarships, and fellowships.

Advanced Education

Professional Development

Annual Conference Support

Research Related

International Focus