ALA Diversity Research Grants deadline extended to May 1

Contact: Office for Diversity


For Immediate Release

April 14, 2003

ALA Diversity Research Grants deadline extended to May 1

The deadline to submit a proposal for an American Library Association (ALA) Diversity Research Grant has been
extended to May 1, 2003. Everyone with an interest in diversity scholarship is encouraged to apply, the only eligibility requirement is that researchers submitting proposals must be a current member of ALA.

Each year the ALA Office for Diversity and the Diversity Research Grant Jury identifies three areas of scholarship where research is needed. Proposals for the 2003 Diversity Research Grants should address one of the following topics:

  1. Coalition Building Across Affinity Groups
  2. Cultural Biases in the Organization of Information
  3. Furthering Diversity Initiatives in a Skeptical Environment

The 2003 Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,000 annual award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the ALA Annual Conference. One proposal will be chosen from each of this year's topics for a total of three awards. Grant recipients are expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the ALA.

If you are not presently a member of ALA, but wish to submit a proposal please visit
ALA’s membership Web page for information on becoming a member. You will be required to supply your membership ID number with your proposal. Only proposals demonstrating relevance to the 2003 research topics will be considered. More information and a complete list of the criterion on which proposals will be evaluated, is available on the Office for Diversity’s Web site.

Submissions should be sent by mail to:

ALA Office for Diversity

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Electronic submissions will be accepted in a Word document attachment. Email electronic submissions to

Contact with all inquiries. Or call the ALA Office for Diversity at 1.800.545.2433 ext. 5048