When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Location: MTCC 203A

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Academic Libraries. Subjects: Academic and Research.


The goal of this session is to provide some strategies for applying for research funding, and will be especially useful to early-career academic librarians who are unsure of how to get started doing research. We will achieve this by providing an overview of our experience applying for CARL research grant, including all of the things we forgot/didn’t know to do: notifying all appropriate groups at our institutions, having the capacity to do it, planning a methodology etc. When we actually got our grant we were totally unprepared, and actually put our institutions at a bit of legal risk because of it. Attendees will learn what to consider when applying for funding, what to prepare for, and strategies for project development. We ultimately received a very small amount of funding for work we were going to do anyways, so we will explore how this strategy can be applied to others work as well.