The 2014 National Program Committee is pleased to announce an MLA Funding Chart 2014 providing at-a-glance information about MLA financial support to participate in the MLA’14 annual conference. The chart lists an array of funding awards offered by MLA headquarters, chapters and sections. There are details about who may apply, deadlines (if known), and online links for more information on each award. Check out the available opportunities below. Thanks to all the award sponsors!

Section and Chapter Representatives: If you have updated information for any of the funding sources listed below, please contact us via rachelrwalden at gmail dot com with the subject “addition/correction to MLA funding table.” Thank you!

Section Type of Award Who May Apply More Information Deadline
CAPHIS-Conusmer and Patient Health Information Section Scholarship Grant for CE section members only Visit the CAPHIS awards website. April 1
CISS- Corporate Informaton Services Grant to attend MLA 14 (one $500 grant) section members only No information on website; not sure if this still exists
Educational Media and Technologies Section (EMTS) Grants to defray costs (two $250 grants) one for seasoned member; one for new member No current information available.Recipients for 2013 noted on the EMTS blog.
HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant Up to four $500 grants to present at the annual meeting Hospital Libraries Section members only Information and criteria from HLS WebsitePast Receipients | Application form [Word doc] December 1 annually
Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant One $1500 grant to support a career development activity activity must be in the field of medical informatics Information from the MIS websitePast Recipients | Application form [Word doc] December 1 annually
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Grant to attend MLA 14 (two $200-250 grants) members with business at MLA 14 No information available
Public Health/ Health Administration Section Stipend to present at MLA 14 presenting section member only Announcement of stipend (2012) info pending
Technical Services Section CE Grant section members taking a class from the MLA CE roster Information available on the TSS website 

Application [Word doc]

deadline January 31
National
MLA Continuing Education Awards CE Award, may be used to attend class from MLA CE roster all MLA members Information and past recipientsApplication [Word doc] December 1 annually
MLA/EBSCO Annual Meeting Grant Stipends up to $1,000 each for four librarians for travel and conference-related expenses 1st time attendees only Information and past recipientsApplication [Word doc] December 1 annually
Chapters
Medical Library Group of S. California and Arizona (MLGSCA) Professional Development Award from $100 – 500 Chapter members only Visit the chapter website for further information and application [PDF] September 15, February 15
North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) Professional Development Fund Chapter members only NAHSL award guidelines and application forms are available on the NAHSL website. 4 weeks before CE deadline
 NAHSL MLA/NAHSL Annual Meeting Grant Chapter members only NAHSL award guidelines and application forms are available on the NAHSL website. deadline March 6, 2014
N. California and Nevada Library Group (NCNMLG) Professional Development Grant Chapter members only Description and Eligibility | Application [online] deadline April 15, 2014
South Central Chapter (SCC) William D. Postell, Sr. Professional Development Award Chapter members only, with MLS and working in a professional position Description, eligibility, and application link is available on the SCC website. apply 30 days prior to workshop
Upstate NY and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) Professional Development Award Chapter members only Description and eligibility | Application [PDF] info pending