Research Awards/Grants

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Research and travel awards, normally in the form of grants, can recognize past achievements, but their main purpose is to assist academic and research librarians in completing a research project, usually relating to some aspect of academic or research librarianship.

Academic Library Impact Research Grants
The grants support new research to demonstrate and communicate library contributions to student learning and success. Each grant is worth up to $3000 and may cover research expenses such as personnel, travel, tools, or technology services.

ESS De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant
The grant supports research in European studies with an emphasis on librarianship, the book trade, resource documentation and similar information-science related topics. 2,500 Euro donated by the De Gruyter Foundation to cover travel to and from Europe and transportation, room, and board in Europe, for up to thirty (30) consecutive days.

OpenCon Scholarships
ACRL sponsors travel scholarships annually to OpenCon for two early career professionals committed to working to creating an open system for research and education. The scholarship funding includes registration, lodging, and flight.

Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships
The travel scholarships support travel to conferences to present on work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education. Each scholarship is worth up to $2000 and covers transportation, accommodation, and conference registration fees.

*Please note that monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at