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2011 - 2012 Mini Grant Programs: How to Apply

          DEADLINES:  ET Category:             Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by 5:00 PM

                                Mini Grant Program:    Monday, October 3, 2011 by 5:00 PM; Tuesday,May 1, 2012 by 5:00PM


The Library Mini Grant Program is open to all staff from the George Smathers Libraries.

Although any staff member can now apply, this program was designed to provide a supportive environment for novices who wish to gain experience conceptualizing, writing, and administering grant projects. To demonstrate support for those applicants who are new to the grants seeking process, the committee will award additional points to these applications during the review process. Successful grant projects are competitively selected and are funded and administered by the University of Florida Libraries Grant Management Committee. The Mini Grant Program is intended to replicate, as much as possible, the process of writing and submitting grant proposals to outside funding agencies.


Click the links below for instructions and to get the Cover Sheet, Proposal Format, and Budget Form:

Instructions - Mini Grant Program:

1.How to apply - Program Guidelines

2.Proposal Cover sheet 

3.Proposal Narrative   

4.Budget Form

          Instructions - Emerging Technologies(ET) Category:

          1.Emerging Technologies Guidelines

          2.Proposal Cover Sheet

          3.Pre-Proposal Guidelines

          4.Proposal Narrative

          5.Budget Form

Winning proposals FALL 2010:

Winning proposals FALL 2009:

Winning proposals SPRING 2009:

Winning proposals FALL 2008-09:

Mini Grant Mid-Year Progress Report 2008-09: sample midyear report

Winning proposals 2007-08:

  • Laurie Taylor, DLC(Principal Investigator) and Randall Renner, DLC, " Picturing Text: Comics and Other Imagetexts," $2,880
  • Jane Pen, DLC(Principal Investigator), David HIckey, Asian, and Hikaru Nakano, Cataloging and Metadata, "Digital Collection in Asian Studies-A Catalog of Chinese Bronzes," $308
  • Chelsea Dinsmore, Government Documents(Principal Investigator) and Christy Shorey, " Digitizing Hansard's British Parliamentary Debates, 2nd Series {1820-1830,25 volumes},"$758
  • Val Davis, Marston Science Library(Principal Investigator) and Sara Russell Gonzalez, "Developing a Database to Foster Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration at UF," $5,000
  • Jennifer Farrington, Map and Imagery Library(Principal Investigator), Hesham Monsef, Ken Solomon, Kenny Herninman, and Jorge Gonzalez, "Developing an Online GIS Interface for the Topographic Map Collection," $5,000

Mini Grant Mid-Year Progress Report 2007-08: sample midyear report

Mini Grant Final Report 2007-08: sample final report


Please contact Bess de Farber, or any member of the Grant Management Committee for help.

Click here to see the Mini Grant Frequently Asked Questions .



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