Grants and Awards
This Grants Information Collection presents a comprehensive list of grant opportunities and information to lead you to a successful outcome. When you identify a grant opportunity, contact your supervisor for guidance.
Learn about the various awards and grants sponsored by the AASL.
Nominate your ACRL peer for an award, learn about and apply for research grants, and start a new ACRL award.
Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning, and makes the interviews available on the Featured Teaching Librarian section of the Instruction Section website.
Learn about and apply for ALA general scholarships for library school students, library support staff pursuing their MLS degrees, scholarships for underrepresented groups, and scholarships for specialty or practice areas.
Browse and search for grants, awards, and scholarships sponsored by ALA. Limit browsing to a specific ALA unit and awar type.
Learn more about the variety of awards, grants, and other opportunities for ALCTS members. Also, nominate a fellow ALCTS member for an award.
AFC sponsors numerous awards and recognition throughout the year. These honors represent one of the most valuable benefits of membership since it is only through an organization like AFC that deserving college professionals in Florida are rewarded for their excellence. Some are individual awards, many are professional achievement recognition, and still others recognize association groups and members for their accomplishments. The criteria for each award are listed below.
Sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 and/or $2,500 in support of activities celebrating Banned Books Week.
Organizations are required to submit an event description, timeline and budget with their application; they also will agree to provide a written report, photos and video from their event(s) to FTRF following Banned Books Week.
Available to nominate libraries, librarians and paraprofessionals as well as work groups and teams.
Explore the variety of IMLS sponsored programs, including technological innovation and lifelong learning. Search for available grants by grant name, institution, or project type. Stay up to date with news and grants announcements by subscribing to the IMLS newsletter.
Learn more about the various awards and grants sponsored by LLAMA. The list includes past recipients for some of the awards. Categories include interior design, public relations, and building awards.
Search for NEH grants by division and applicant type. Use the free text keyword search box to limit results further. Subscribe to keep up to date with upcoming NEH grant program deadlines.
Philanthropy News Digest (PND) publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. Search RFPs, browse by subject, and keep up to date by subscribing to PND. NOTE: There is not a subject for libraries, but you can use the keyword search or browse through related subjects, such as education.
Awards from RUSA fall into three categories: Achievement Awards, Books & Media Awards. Each section has a list and description of each award opportunity.
Libraries Respond to Climate Change is an ALA pilot program made possible by support from a private donor. The program supports public and academic libraries in efforts to engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis.
The grant honors the groundbreaking work of Meg Kolaya, co-founder of Libraries and Autism: We're Connected and a pioneer in the area of library service to people with autism. It celebrates her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.