ARCHIVED: Research Grants Available

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March 4, 2004

The Research Committee is accepting applications now through April 12 for grants from the AALL Research Fund. The committee will award one or more grants totaling up to $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 AALL 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 apply for the grants, all applicants must provide resumes and statements of their qualifications for carrying out their projects. 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. Grant application and complete guidelines are available online.

The application deadline is April 12. 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.

The members of the AALL Research Committee are: Ellen McGrath, chair, University at Buffalo; Scott Childs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Edwin Greenlee, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Jeffrey Slinger, Cleveland State University; Trina Tinglum, University of St. Thomas; and Susan Tulis, Southern Illinois University. For more information, please contact Ellen McGrath at emcgrath@buffalo.edu.