Agency: Institute of Museum & Library Sciences; Program: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (CFDA Number: 45.313) (Funding Opportunity Number: LB21-FY16); Eligibility: Public and private libraries; Funding: $10 million for 22 awards; Deadline: Jan. 15.
Summary: School libraries are eligible for this effort. Mary Alice Ball has been keeping us updated on this program, which supports early career development of new library faculty members who are likely to become leaders in library and information science (http://tinyurl.com/njpj5vn). Grantees will conduct research on any topic in library and information science. IMLS offers application tutorials on the program’s website at: http://tinyurl.com/3uql4tm
Ball tells us to anticipate another FY16 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program funding opportuny later this year. It will be announced in December 2015 with an application submission due date in February 2016.