Mini Grant and Presentation Grant Guidelines

Mini Grant Proposals:

Complete the Mini Grant Application Form, beginning FY 2020-21.  Pay particular attention to the Instructions page.  Required information includes:

  • Summary and current status of the research project/activity;
  • A description of and timetable for the activities to be funded;
  • If release time is required, please provide a simple signed memo or copy of an e-mail from your supervisor;
  • Summary of the budget;
  • Indicate whether the applicant is a represented or non-represented librarian.

Presentation Grant Proposals: 

Complete the Presentation Grant Application Form, beginning FY 2020-21.  Pay particular attention to the Instructions page.  Required information includes: 

  • Type of presentation (such as research paper, conference session, lightning round, panel, poster, etc.);
  • Role (presenter, co-presenter, panelist, etc.);
  • Name, location, and date of conference or event;
  • Evidence of proposal acceptance (e.g. email notification or conference program) (Note: In rare cases, conferences may be late in providing acceptance letters to applicants.  The Committee may accept, at its sole discretion, applications without an acceptance letter. Funding will be contingent upon receiving evidence of acceptance before the end of the fiscal year);
  • If release time is required to attend the conference, please provide a signed memo or copy of an e-mail from your supervisor (release time includes time away from your ordinary work responsibilities);
  • Summary of the budget;
  • Indicate whether the applicant is a represented or non-represented librarian.

Funding Period

Presentation Grant budgets must be based on the LAUC budget year of July 1 - June 30.  In other words, your funds must be spent in the same fiscal year as your application.  The expenses may be incurred either before or after the application.

Funds awarded to Mini Grants may be spent in the year of the award or the following fiscal year with no need to request any extension of the funding.