NN/LM SCR Online Application Portal

For more information and award guidelines visit the NN/LM SCR Funding Opportunities page

Need help?

nnlmscr@exch.library.tmc.edu,  Phone: 1-800-338-7657

The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.


Official call for applications with guidelines and accessible application form



Individuals who live within the NN/LM South Central Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and are affiliated with an NN/LM SCR Network member institution are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.


$1,500 per event/training activity.

Period of Performance

Event or activity must take place before April 30, 2015.

Deadline for Applications


Potential Professional Development Opportunities

Funding will be provided to individuals interested in attending professional seminars, conferences, and other continuing education opportunities in areas of health science librarianship or related disciplines.

Applications to attend MLA or the SCC/MLA Annual Meeting will only be considered for non-health science librarians.

For a list of past Professional Development Awards, see NN/LM SCR Funded Projects at: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/scrfunded.html#profdev.

Budget Guidelines

This award is intended to cover the costs of professional development courses/conferences such as registration fees and travel expenses (airfare, hotel, per diem, etc.). Indirect costs are not allowed.

All awards issued under the NLM Contract with the Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center Library are subject to the Government's availability of appropriated funds in compliance of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-18, Availability of Funds. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for selection include: degree of course/conference relevance to areas of health science librarianship and health information access; applicant's expertise in subject area and/or interest in this area; value of the information gained through the activity to the applicant’s institution. 

First-time applicants will receive special consideration.

Reporting Requirements

One report will be entered and submitted to the Outreach Application and Online Contract Reports System. Reports will be entered and submitted to the Outreach Application and Online Contract Reports System at: https://outreach.nlm.nih.gov. Users of the System must first create an account before reports can be submitted.

Need help?

Michelle Malizia, Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030-2809
Phone: 1-800-338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX only)