Alan Holoch Memorial Grant Application

The purpose of the Alan Holoch Memorial Grant is to assist individuals with travel or registration expenses for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting. Individuals chosen to receive a grant have the potential to make significant contributions to law librarianship through their involvement with AALL and the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section’s Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) (formerly known as the Standing Committee on Lesbian & Gay Issues). Up to $1000 may be awarded. The grants are funded by a bequest to the Committee from the former director of the Ohio State University College of Law Library, Alan Holoch, who died in 1991.

Qualifications: The grant will be awarded to any person who demonstrates potential to make significant contributions to law librarianship through their involvement with AALL and the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section’s Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). Preference will be given to AALL members, to those who are members of or demonstrate an interest in the LGBTQIA community, and those who have not received this grant in the past. In the event circumstances prevent the use of the grant by a grant recipient, the grant reverts to the Alan Holoch Memorial Grant Fund.

Deadline: Applications must be completed and received by May 2, 2022 and may be submitted electronically using this form or emailed directly to Josh LaPorte at laportej@stjohns.edu. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.

Obligations: Recipients will be required to perform service to the SR-SIS and/or Standing Committee. That service could include writing an article for the newsletter on any topic, volunteering to serve on a SR or SOGI committee, serving as a board member, or any other project agreeable to the Standing Committee Chair during the year the grant is awarded. The chair will confirm with the grant committee that the recipient satisfied the obligation

The deadline to submit the Alan Holoch Memorial Grant application has passed. If you have any questions, please contact Josh LaPorte at laportej@stjohns.edu.