The MAC Research & Assessment Committee provides grant funding for research projects that promote and stimulate excellence in the field of health science librarianship and health sciences librarianship. If you have an idea for a research project in health librarianship our committee invites you to apply for a Research and Assessment Grant.

Amount of the Grant: $2000 in any one year with the potential for more funding with MAC Board approval.

  • Grants may be used to support all or part of the costs of a project, up to a maximum of $2000. MAC/MLA may award more than one grant in a year for a maximum of $2000 in any one year. There is the potential for an increase in this funding in any one year but would require a detailed budget and approval not only of the MAC Research and Assessment Committee but also MAC Executive Board.

Due Date for Applications: The grant(s) will be awarded at the Annual MAC Meeting. Applications are due on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Year Grant Recipient Affiliation Project
2022 Alessia Zanin-Yost Slippery Rock University “Cultural competence in health science programs: What is the role of the health science librarian?”
2019 John Cyrus & Rachel Koenig Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University “Assessing Librarian Impact on Faculty Research”
2018 Mary White University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “#WritingPapers: Learning about the Information Work-Processes of Public Health Students”
2017 Susan Keller & Layla Heimlich Children’s National Medical Center & MedStar Washington Hopsital Center “Putting Health Into Action: Exploring the Wellness Behaviors of Health Science Librarians”
2016 Carolyn Schubert
Christina Lam
James Madison University “Longitudinal Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practice Competency Development in Nursing Students”
2015 No Applications
2014 Alexander Carroll
Nedelina Tchangalova
Eileen Harrington
University of Maryland “A Booster Shot for Health Science Librarianship: Using Canvas and PechaKucha to Flip the Library Classroom”
2013 Linda Hartman University of Pittsburgh “Barriers to Searching the Literature: A Survey of Students with Disabilities and Their Quest for Information”
2012 Doug Varner Georgetown University Medical Center “Library Return-on-Investment: Model for Establishing the Value of a Health Sciences Library in Support of Research”

Application Process: