ARCHIVED: $5,000 in AALL Research Grants Available

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March 13, 2003

The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries is accepting applications through May 5 to award one or more grants totaling $5,000 to library professionals who want to conduct research that affects librarianship.

Established with an endowment from LexisNexis™ in July 2000, the annual grants fund projects that create, disseminate or use legal and law-related information. The Association's Research Agenda offers suggestions for research projects that cover the profession of law librarianship, law library patrons, law library services, legal research and bibliography, legal information resources, and law library facilities. However, projects are not limited to those described in the agenda; the committee will consider all applications and research projects. To review AALL's Research Agenda, please go to http://www.aallnet.org/about/research_fund.asp.

To apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. The applications must demonstrate experience with research projects and an understanding of the dissemination and use of legal and law-related information. Priority will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members, working individually or in partnership with other information professionals. The grant application and complete guidelines are available at http://www.aallnet.org/about/research_fund.asp.

The submission deadline for applications is May 5. Grants will be awarded and announced by July 1. Allocation of the research grants will be at the sole discretion of the AALL Research Committee.

For more information, please contact H. Kumar Percy, chair of the AALL Research Committee, at kpercy@mail.law.utexas.edu.