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Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library serves as the designated Regional Medical Library (RML) for the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3 (NNLM R3).

NNLM R3 aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Seven Health Sciences Libraries function as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for their respective region. Learn more at https://www.nnlm.gov/about/regions.

Funding Opportunities

At NNLM Region 3, we pride ourselves on offering opportunities that meet the needs of the dynamic populations in our 7-state region. Check out the funding opportunities listed on this page; whether you’re an individual seeking training and career advancement or an organization seeking funds for your next big project, we’ve got you covered. Please email nnlmregion3@unthsc.edu with any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Emerging Leader Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 09/22/2023 to 04/30/2023
Award: $4,000
Application Deadline: 10/31/2023

The purpose of the Emerging Leader Award is to motivate and prepare a mid-career librarian preparing for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library. 

Exhibit Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 6/01/2023 to 04/01/2024
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: Applications ongoing until 04/01/2024 or funds are expended.

The purpose of the Exhibit Award is to conduct outreach to the region through conferences or by hosting exhibits within their own institutions and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Express Health Information Outreach Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 07/01/2024 to 04/30/2025
Award: $8,000
Application Deadline: 03/01/2024 – 5:00pm CT

The purpose of the Express Health Information Outreach Award is to provide support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find, access, and use health information.

Health Information Outreach Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 07/01/2024 to 04/30/2025
Award: $25,000
Application Deadline: 03/01/2024 – 5:00pm CT

The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to ensure that healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public are introduced to authoritative health information. This award provides support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of consumers caregivers, students, and other members of the public to find and use health information.

Leadership Pathways Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 01/23/2023 to 04/30/2023
Award: $3,000
Application Deadline: 10/31/2023 – 5:00pm CT

The purpose of the Leadership Pathways Award is to create a pathway for current early-to-mid-career librarians to explore leadership roles within the health sciences library profession. The award focuses on exploring and developing management skills with guidance from an experienced health sciences library manager recruited by NNLM Region 3. 

Professional Development Award – OPEN

Funding Period: 06/15/2024 to 04/01/2025
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2025, 6:00 pm EDT

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to enable individuals in Region 3 Network Member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

Student Development Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 05/24/2024 to 12/18/2024
Award: Up to $3,000: Up to $2,500 is reimbursed for expenses associated with participation in meetings – $500 is reserved for registration and other associated costs.
Application Deadline: 05/03/2024

NNLM Region 3 is seeking library and information science (LIS) students who desire an opportunity to network, learn new skills, and present in a professional setting while learning more about health sciences librarianship and outreach!

Virtual Professional Development Award – CLOSED

Funding Period: 06/01/2023 to 04/30/2024
Award: $500
Application Deadline: Applications ongoing until 04/01/2024 or funds are expended.

The purpose of the Virtual Professional Development Award is to enable individuals in Region 3 Network Member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

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