• The scope and nature of the proposed project should give evidence of an established methodology and a viable research or assessment design.
  • The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:
    • Regarding the Proposed Project:
      • originality
      • importance to the profession
      • soundness of experimental design and detail
      • project feasibility
    • Regarding the Applicant:
      • education and experience
      • research competence/potential
    • Project Preference: Preference will be given to projects that will add to the body of knowledge, increase understanding, or improve services in librarianship, information science, or other academic disciplines.
  • Awarding of the Grant:
    • More than one grant may be awarded in a year, depending on the amount available for the grant, and the number and cost of approved applications. The grant(s) will be announced at the annual Meeting of the Chapter, and checks presented at that time.
    • Depending on the review of the received applications, the Committee may recommend that awards not be presented in a given year.
  • Reporting on Grant Project:

    • Final Report to the Research & Assessment Committee is due by the expected completion date on the application which should be within the year of funding by the grant. If the project extends past the expected completion date, then a summary report of progress-to-date must be submitted on the expected completion date, followed by a final report at the project’s completion.
    • At the conclusion of the project, a summary report must be submitted for publication to MAC Messages, the blog of MAC/MLA. Also, grant winners are encouraged to present their findings as either a paper or poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of MLA.
    • Recognition of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s support must be given in any publications originating from this project.

A grant final report PDF file is available.