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June 29, 2006

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health

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NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) awards small grants for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences. Grants are awarded for major critical reviews, state-of-the-art summaries, historical studies, and other useful organizations of knowledge in clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research, and the informatics/information sciences relating to them. The scholarly work may be prepared for publication in print or non-print media, or both. Scholars in biomedical fields face competing demands for their time, including requirements for clinical care services, grant-related research and administrative duties. Scholarly work draws upon original sources that may reside in archives, databases, libraries or human experts around the world, in many different languages and formats. The work of scholarship - discovery, thoughtful analysis, synthesis and lucid presentation of findings from such materials--requires protected time and support for incidental costs, including materials, staff assistance, and travel. The NLM Grant for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health is intended to help defray such expenses. NLM Grants for Scholarly Works can be used to support several types of scholarly projects: Historical Works--scholarly works in the history or philosophy of medicine, public health and the life sciences, the development of medical research and health services, bioethics, and studies on the interrelationship of medicine and society; and scholarly works in the history or philosophy of health informatics, health information sciences, biomedical communications and health sciences librarianship. Critical Reviews--analytical and comprehensive critical reviews which identify the present status of research and practice in various health-related fields, addressing advances which have been made, problems requiring examination, and emerging trends; and scientifically significant and important symposium or conference proceedings related to U.S. priorities in health care, public health, and biomedical research. Research Aids--selected secondary tools in the health sciences, such as biomedical guides, atlases, handbooks, dictionaries, indices, catalogs, directories, and other unique reference materials; and English-language translations of important foreign-language classics or primary materials in the history of medicine. NLM Grants for Scholarly Works are designed to support scholarly work on a manuscript, video or electronic resource that will, ultimately, be published by a commercial or academic press or similar print or electronic dissemination service that assures quality and availability of the product. Self-publishing by the author will not normally be considered an appropriate dissemination vehicle. NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health do not support the following types of projects: production of textbooks, curriculum materials or online learning modules; production of works intended for lay audiences; initial reporting of original scientific research findings, including the initial publication of dissertation research; development of coding systems, ontologies or vocabularies for computational use publication of proceedings of annual meetings; production of journals, reprints, other serials, or other costs of publishing such as author page charges; operation of established databases; mass digitization of existing archives or print materials; work judged to have significant commercial viability; or projects of local interest only, or works for which access is restricted to a select group. This grant is not meant to support conferences.

Posted by sharum at June 29, 2006 12:39 PM