A new MLA /HINARI/ Research4Life Grant for training activities

In December, the Medical Library Association (MLA) announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders® (LWB) E-Library Training Initiative. This includes the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=949 ) that focuses on training activities for the Research4Life (R4L) programs (www.research4life.org ).

Thanks to generous funding by the Elsevier Foundation, MLA will be able to offer grants for the next three years. As noted, the funded projects will center on HINARI/Research4Life training, including the development of additional instructors to continue the cascading impact of this training for R4L users.

The first round of grants will be awarded later this year, with additional grants in 2017 and 2018. Between three and five projects will be funded each year to individuals and/or organizations. The grants will range from $1500 to $6000.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 13 June, 2016  [probably too late for this round, but time to think about 2017!] …

  1. Organizing a HINARI/R4L workshop at a registered institution where applicant is employed
  2. Conducting a workshop at a registered institution where the applicant/organization has ties (for individuals in developed countries)
  3. Organizing and teaching R4L distance learning courses
  4. Organizing a regional U.S. based workshop for information specialists interested in HINARI/R4L activities and/or researchers, faculty or students from institutions that have linkages with R4L registered organizations.
  5. Creating a new distance learning training module or cours
  6. Increasing mechanisms for promoting/marketing of HINARI & R4L programs and their training resources.
  7. Developing measurement tools regarding outcomes of training activities.

For further information, contact the MLA’s grants coordinator (lopez@mail.mlahq.org).

This message came from Mrs Gaby Caro and was passed on by our colleague Abi Alayo  – thanks to both

Jean Shaw, Phi

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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