Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums / Libraries as Assets - A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative

Funding Agency:
Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Libraries) and National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-Museums), under which this special initiative falls, support projects that address challenges faced by the library and museum fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful projects will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets is part of a special Community Catalyst initiative under the National Leadership Grant programs. For this special initiative, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is interested in supporting projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice.  

This joint Libraries and Museums special call for proposals invites projects that will help LAMs and their communities learn together how to build upon the unique abilities of LAMs to achieve positive change. Successful projects will exemplify how LAMs can provide trusted spaces for ongoing community dialog and exploration of the intersections between individual narratives. In addition, successful projects will demonstrate the viability of using and adapting existing approaches gleaned from the collective impact, social well-being, and community development arenas. A range of approaches are currently being employed in these fields that could be helpful as potential applicants consider their proposed projects. 

An applicant organization may submit more than one application to this special initiative, if they have both a library and a museum as part of their structure.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal: April 2, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 14, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility:
Library Entity, Museum Entity, Community Entity, or Institution of Higher Education and other entities that advance the museum and library fields and that meet the eligibility criteria set forth in the NOFO may apply.

An applicant organization may submit more than one application to this special initiative, if they have both a library and a museum as part of their structure.

Amount

$150,000

Amount Description

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

April 2, 2018

External Deadline

May 14, 2018