The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for its Diversity Research Grant (DRG) program. The grant consists of a one-time award of $2,500 and the ALA has encouraged its evaluators to select a total of three recipients. “Grant proposals may address any topic that speaks to critical gaps in knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science,” says the ALA. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Need for support (relevance to the DRG program goals)
- Need for research (professional impact)
- Project design (effectiveness)
- Sustainability (adaptability)
The ALA expects grant recipients to present on their interim findings at library conferences and to share those presentations with the association. The ALA also encourages each recipient to publish their research findings within a year of their project’s completion. To view proposal submission guidelines, please visit http://www.ala.org/tools/research/larks/diversity. If you have any questions regarding the grant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.