What Projects Have and Have Not Been Funded in the Past

Below are some examples of projects that have been funded recently.  See also :

FUNDED PROJECTS

LAUC/UCOP has funded the following types of research or research-related projects (2011/2012 - 2015/2016):

  • Alice Jade Alburo, " Discovering Southeast Asia: An Assessment of Major Southeast Asian Studies Collections in the United States" (2012-13; 2015-16)

  • Allison Benedetti (Co-applicants: Marta Brunner, Jennifer Osorio, Zoe Borovsky), "North Campus Research Community Study: An Assessment of Needs and Practices" (2013-14)

  • William Benemann, "Covering the Waterfront" (2014-15)

  • Randal S. Brandt, "David Dodge: A Bio-Bibliography" (2011-12)

  • Matthew Conner, "The New Library: Seven Trends, Four Case Studies" (2012-13)

  • Su Chen, "Proofreading & indexing services for manuscript" (2014-15)

  • James Eason, "Photographs of NW Boundary Survey" (2014-15)

  • Susan Edwards (Co-applicants: Jim Church, Jennifer Dorner, Hilary Schiraldi), "Collection Analysis for the Social Sciences" (2013-14)

  • Julia Gelfand (Co-applicant: Shu Liu), "Librarians at the University of California: The Impact of Change in Professional Assignments, Real or Imagined" (2014-15)

  • Jon Jablonski, " History of Fairchild Aerial Surveys" (2014-15)

  • Jeffrey Loo, "The value of a doctoral education in academic librarianship: The perceptions of PhD librarians" (2011-12)

  • Lynn Jones, " Analysis of the fitness of Berkeley’s anthropology collections to support doctoral research" (2014-15)

  • Emilee Matthews, "Database-Driven: the Underlying Symmetry of New Media Theory and Libraries" (2013-14)

  • David Michalski, "Constructing Creativity: An Anthropology of the International Center for Studies in Creativity" (2015-16)

  • Liladhar Ramchandra Pendse, "Improving Access to the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century Periodicals Press of Azerbaijan" (2013-14)

  • Liladhar Ramchandra Pendse, " Tracing the Arab Spring: Bibliographic and historical landscape of Egyptian Cinema Periodicals from Taalat Harb to Tahrir Square" (2015-16)

  • Nina M. Schneider, "Bibliography of the Works of Russell Maret" (2013-14)

  • Adam Siegel, "A Bibliography of Viticultural and enological Publications from the Former Yugoslavia" (2012-13)

  • Susan Xue, "Statistical Sources of the Republic of China (1912-1949): An Annotated Bibliography" (2011-12)

  • Gwido Zlatkes, "Underground Printing in communist Poland, 1076-1990" (2012-13)

REASONS FOR NOT FUNDING

According to CA Government Code, state funds cannot be awarded for travel to states determined by the CA Attorney General to have discriminatory laws.  For more information, see https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887.  As of 2017, the states are Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.

LAUC/UCOP may not fund proposals with planning, preparation, or justification problems, for example, those:

  • which lack focus or are vague or unclear

  • which do not include a literature review

  • which lack clear information on the degree of support from the library and any other relevant institutions, organizations or groups

  • which seem to fall within the applicant’s on-the-job responsibilities

  • which do not fully explain the applicant’s decision-making process regarding the research topic and its various elements, including visits to particular institutions

  • which do not seem to add to the general body of knowledge regarding the subject area(s)

  • which are unclear on the impact a project would have on library services and users, or on the body of existing knowledge or theory described in the proposal, and the project’s relationship to other currently available resources

  • with questionable timelines—too short to complete a project, or so long that the research would be out of date

  • where it is not clear how the results of research will be disseminated

  • which seem to request excessive funds for the project which lack specific information about proposed expenditures

  • which lack supportive information and evidence justifying the need for travel, computer equipment, research assistance at a particular level and for a specific duration, as well as release time at a particular level and for a specific duration

WILL NOT BE FUNDED

LAUC/UCOP has not/will not fund the following:

  • Proposals which are missing any necessary approvals

  • Proposals for individual or multi-campus projects which are not substantially research in nature

  • Proposals for digitizing that do not make a compelling case that the digitization process itself is the subject of the research

  • Proposals for preservation and/or microfilming that do not make a compelling case that the process of preservation/microfilming itself is the subject of the research

  • Data entry projects

  • Proposals to do the day-to-day work of a library unit, section, department, or individual

  • Proposals for planning meetings among individuals involved in projects, especially if they already have established venues for meeting times and places

  • Funds to pursue a degree

  • Lab work, unless it supports an underlying research project

  • Honoraria, unless they contribute to the research aspects of a project

  • Consultants or researchers outside the Librarian series

  • One or more of the grant applicants is currently a member of the LAUC Statewide R&PD Committee