For immediate release | November 28, 2017

Call for proposals for 2018 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO—ALA The International Relations Roundtable is calling for proposals for its 2018 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant. This grant was established by the IRRT to fund member-initiated proposals for international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship. Goals for the funding of proposals are to promote international projects or partnerships, to promote global dialogue about librarianship, to increase visibility of international librarianship, and to increase international collaboration in librarianship.

The grant amount varies up to a maximum of $1,000. Examples of proposals might be (but are not limited to):

  • Support for travel that is necessary to advance an international project or partnership
  • Funds to support Sister Library initiatives
  • Funds to support the development and distribution of training or publicity materials in support of an international initiatives

The grant will not support purchase of books or materials for a specific library, conference travel not tied to a funded initiative, or volunteer work for an established program. In general money for travel will be applied to in-country travel (this may include lodging, transportation, etc. when an individual works on a project in another country or when an individual brings a librarian from other country on the project in U.S.).

Proposals must be submitted by current IRRT members in good standing (two or more years). Only one proposal per year may be submitted by individual members. Proposals are due by Jan. 1, 2018, and will be reviewed by the IRRT Endowment Committee at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

To apply, and see detailed criteria for proposals, visit


Delin Guerra

Program Officer

International Relations Office