Funding Available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region | Compendium

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

[Public libraries are encouraged to apply. After reading the announcement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a funding consultation by filling out this form.  Also see webinars below.]

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM MAR.

  • Period of Performance: May 15, 2020 – April 30, 2021
  • Due Date: April 10, 2020 at noon ET
  • Notification of Awards: May 1, 2020

Eligibility: Network member organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership is FREE and open to libraries of all kinds, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information. If your institution is not a NNLM Member, submit an application for Membership at least 3 weeks prior to the funding deadline. Membership is not automatic. A Member record is required to submit an application.

Available awards

Health Information Outreach Award: The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to fund education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 5 awards

Data Award: The purpose of the Data Award is to support data sharing and open science, and foster the development of information professionals in data science.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 3 awards

Professional Development Award: This award enables individuals at NNLM MAR network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 5 awards


New this year! Applications will only be accepted via the NNLM Online Applications System. Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the system requirements and watch a brief video tutorial about submitting an application.

Resources are available to help potential applicants, including:

Interested applicants are invited to attend these related webinars:

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

Submitted by:
Michael Balkenhol – MLIS he/him/his
Health Programming Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System / University of Pittsburgh
412.624.1411 /