LAUC-SD Research and Presentation/Poster Grant Guidelines
The University of California provides various grants to support research and advancement of knowledge in the field of library and information science, and other subject areas. These grants are open to the members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).
There are university-wide and division-level funds and application processes differ. This document discusses only division-level funding and application processes. For university-wide funds, please see information on University-wide Research, Mini, and Presentation Grants for Librarians. Discuss with a member of LAUC-SD R&PD Committee to determine whether your application should be submitted for division-level funding or university-wide funding.
Proposals must focus on research or studies in library and information science, including dissemination of information; on advancement in knowledge within the broad definition of these fields; on the profession of librarianship; or on subject specialties for which the applicant is highly qualified and which would result in the advancement of knowledge in general.
Criteria for Evaluating Proposals
The general criteria by which applications for research and presentation/poster grants are evaluated by are the following:
Use of Funds
LAUC-SD research and presentation/poster funds are intended to support research by Librarians and cannot be used to procure hardware, software, equipment or supplies for administrative units within the Library. Additionally, the purchase of specialized and expensive equipment is not the purview of this funding.
LAUC-SD presentation/poster funds are intended to supplement professional development funds. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate use or commitment of all other professional development allocations.
The funds will not be used to fund attendance in courses to develop personal skills (professional development) unless those skills are necessary for a specific research methodology, e.g., statistical analysis.
The funds typically may be used for purposes including but are not limited to the following. R&PD will have the discretion to make decisions on a case by case basis.
Funds are awarded on a one year basis, as available. Funds not expended within 12 months of the award date will revert to the Research and Presentation/Poster Grant Funds. An extension of funding may be granted by the LAUC-SD R&PD Committee. Requests for extension and/or additional funds must be submitted to the Committee two months before the end of the funding cycle.
If a recipient of research funds terminates employment with the University of California, unexpended funds will revert to the Research and Presentation/Poster Grant Funds.
All unexpended funds shall revert to the Research and Presentation/Poster Grant Funds.
Applications may be submitted at any time. Please submit the following to the chair of the LAUC-SD R&PD Committee.
The Committee Chair will notify the applicants and the other Committee members of approval or disapproval of proposals, and will announce the successful applicants and the projects to the LAUC membership. The Committee Chair will notify the Business and Finance (B&F) Program to authorize the release of the funds.
Funding disbursements are handled by the Library B&F. Successful applicants should meet with B&F personnel to discuss the funding requirements, i.e., preparation of required forms, budgeting General Assistance hours, etc.
Applicant’(s) name(s), Project or Presentation/Poster title and date will be posted on the LAUC-SD R&PD Funded Projects webpage.
Tips for Submitting Grant Proposals
If you have questions regarding submitting a grant proposal, please contact the LAUC-SD R&PD Chair.
rev. 3/2015, 5/2008, 1/2000
Approved by LAUC-SD: May 7, 1996