Funded Research & Public Service Activities

Funded Research & Public Service Activities


The University Library’s highly successful grants program is a key resource in supporting the Library’s mission and strategic priorities. The Library secured more than $1.4 million in grant funding during 2007. Closely aligned with Library and campus priorities, the grants program provides valuable opportunities to pursue new and promising ideas. Through this research, individuals and groups seek to augment or initiate programs through funding in three strategic areas: enhancing access to content in all formats, offering services that meet the changing needs of faculty and students, and building a stronger and more diverse capacity to support research. Research grants enable the Library to further enhance areas of scholarly excellence and the availability of content, benefits closely aligned with its goal of offering physical and virtual access to high-quality, diverse resources. External funding supports research and program development across an impressive array of areas:


Diversity in the Library’s grants exists not only in areas funded but also in terms of funding source. Federal and state agencies as well as private foundations, associations, federations and organizations frequently fund Library proposals. Campus sources such as the Offices of the President and Chancellor also provide support. These investments result in great part from the expertise and outstanding track record of Library faculty and academic professionals.

Library Contacts:

  • Beth Sandore, AUL for IT Policy & Planning, 333-0318

    • help in identifying grants
    • help drafting grants
    • costing out equipment
    • costing out personnel
    • questions regarding cost sharing
    • questions regarding intellectual property rights

  • Kathie Veach, Library Business Office, 244-7758

    • drafting a budget for your grant
    • finalizing the budget for your grant. Be sure to contact her in advance of the
    • grant deadline.


Current Library Research Grants


Campus Grants-related Information:

Grants Databases:

Campus Funding Opportunities:

Institutional Review Board (human subjects, etc.)