Call for Proposals
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 which 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:
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 $1,000.00.
Individual IRRT members may submit or support only one proposal per year. Use of the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant Proposal Form is required. Once complete, the form may be sent to the International Relations Office by e-mail only. Proposals are due no later than January 8, 2024 and will be reviewed by the IRRT Endowment Committee.
All documents required in the criteria, including the form, must be submitted for your application to be considered for the grant.
Reports and IRRT articles will be posted on the IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant web site.
All proposals are submitted to the ALA International Relations Office for review by the IRRT Endowment Committee. Applicants may be contacted for additional information.
Individuals submitting nominations will be notified of a decision by February 28th. The Committee may elect to offer partial grants in response to a proposal.
2023 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant Winner: “Capacity Building for LIS Professionals in Cambodia and Maldives through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)”. Dr. Shrianjani (Gina) De Alwis Jayasuriy
2022 IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant winner :ASEAN "Best Practices" Sister Library Partnership
2019 - No award was given.