Research and Professional Development Committee

The Research and Professional Development committee administers LAUC Statewide research grants, which support LAUC members' research activities.  Research funds allow UC librarians a unique opportunity to engage in scholarly research and creative activity that enhances our contributions to the University and our profession.  Past recipients and their projects are listed on the Grant Recipients Table.

We offer the following three types of grants (listed in order of priority for funding).  LAUC members may apply for one, two, or all three types of grants within a grant cycle.

  1. Research grants ($5,000 maximum) fund small to large projects by either one librarian or a group of librarians.  Funds may be used in the current or following fiscal year (e.g. 7/1/20 – 6/30/22).
  2. Mini Grants ($500 maximum) are designed to encourage librarians to develop research ideas or to see a project to completion.  Funds may be used in the current or following fiscal year (e.g. 7/1/20 – 6/30/22).
  3. Presentation Grants ($600 maximum) provide travel assistance to present at scholarly conferences.  Funds must be used in the current fiscal year (e.g. 7/1/20 – 6/30/21).