2009 National Leadership Grant

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2009

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for the agency's 2009 National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. Applications, guidelines, and examples of successful proposals can be found on the agency's Web site. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2009.

For the past 11 years, the National Leadership Grants program has been the capstone program for IMLS, providing the agency's highest level of support for innovative projects that provide important research, tools, and models for library and museum programs across the country.

Museums and libraries interested in submitting NLG proposals to IMLS can apply to one of two funding categories: Projects or Planning Grants. Each of these categories comprises four project types: Advancing Digital Resources, Library and Museum Collaboration, Research Projects, and Demonstration Projects.

IMLS encourages the use of an approach called outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) when it is appropriate for the type of project to be conducted. Any project that identifies learning or education for any audience among its goals should plan to measure representative outcomes for that aspect of its work. Information about evaluation is available on the IMLS Web site here or on request from IMLS.

The Institute has scheduled two conference calls to give prospective applicants an opportunity to ask the IMLS staff questions pertaining to National Leadership Grants.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527 Conference ID: 72459467

Date: Thursday, January 8
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527 Conference ID: 72461040

Applicants are also encouraged to contact program officers with their questions.
Program Contacts for Libraries:

Rachel Frick, Senior Program Officer
(Advancing Digital Resources, Research, Demonstration, Collaborative Planning Grants)
Phone: 202-653-4667
E-mail: rfrick@imls.gov

Charles (Chuck) Thomas, Senior Program Officer (Library and Museum Collaboration Project and Planning Grants)
Phone: 202-653-4663
E-mail: cthomas@imls.gov

Mary Allen, Program Specialist
(Advancing Digital Resources, Research, Demonstration, Collaborative Planning Grants)
Phone: 202-653-4687
E-mail: mallen@imls.gov

Janet M. Ciciarelli, Program Specialist
(Library and Museum Collaboration Project and Planning Grants)
Phone: 202-653-4798
E-mail:jciciarelli@imls.gov

Program Contacts for Museums:
Dan Lukash, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202-653-4644
E-mail: dlukash@imls.gov

Jennifer Headley, Program Specialist
Phone: 202-653-4702
E-mail: jheadley@imls.gov

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

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