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David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship for USA and Canada Citizens

The David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship will be made to support travel to three or more medical libraries within the U.S. or Canada for the purpose of studying a specific aspect of health information management.

Activities that are operational in nature or have only local usefulness will be considered. The award winner is required to submit a report to MLA on the results of the project, that may be published in appropriate health information journals.

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Excellent opportunity for USA and Canada Citizens.

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Eligibility:

1. The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library science.
2. The applicant must be a practising health sciences librarian with at least five years of professional experience.
3. The applicant should preferably be an individual member of the Medical Library Association.
4. The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada.
5. Consideration will be given in exceptional cases to an outstanding candidate not meeting the criteria outlined in 1 through 4.

Terms:

• The applicant must submit a completed application form by December 1.
• The applicant must submit a current CV or resume.
• The applicant must submit the names of three references not related to the applicant. The references must be persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s character, education, and abilities.
• The application should show how the proposed project would contribute conceptually and practically to the applicant’s competence and the well being of the library community.
• The proposal should contain the title, goals, objectives, methodology, significance, and budget of the project; and proposed means of disseminating the results. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications.
Applicant: education and training
experience
previous productivity
Proposed Projects: relevancy to the applicant’s professional development
originality
feasibility of scope
• Grantees are expected to submit two copies of the final report of their project within two months of completion of the project to the Medical Library Association, Professional Development Department, with the understanding that MLA has the “first right of review” for publication. If the report is not accepted by MLA and is subsequently published by another publisher, recognition of association support must be given.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

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