2021 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant call for proposals

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/15/2021


Delin Guerra

Program Officer

International Relations Office


CHICAGO — The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) announces the call for proposals for its Mission Enhancement Grant. In 2016, IRRT members and supporters established the IRRT Endowment. Interest from the Endowment will be used to fund member-initiated proposals for international projects that contribute to ALA’s role in international librarianship. Goals for the funding are to provide support for international projects or partnerships; promote a global dialogue about librarianship; increase visibility of international opportunities for U.S. and international librarians, and encourage international collaboration in librarianship.

Examples of proposals that could be considered for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Support for travel that is necessary to advance an international project
  • Funds to support collaborative sister library projects
  • Funds to support the development and distribution of training or publicity materials in support of an international project

The amount available for grants may vary each year. IRRT may choose to use available funds to provide one or more grants of varying amounts. The maximum grant amount per proposal will be $1,000. 

Proposal process:

Please visit the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant website (https://www.ala.org/rt/irrt/irrt-mission-enhancement-grant) to learn more about the criteria and proposal process, and to download the proposal form. Proposals are due no later than Jan. 3, 2022 and will be reviewed by the IRRT Endowment Committee.