----------------------- Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA)

Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant 

Deadline for Application September 30, 2011


The Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA) is launching the
Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant to support new or established
librarians, working in a CAUL-CBUA member institution, who aspire to, or
are, actively engaged in research. 

Two grants of up to $1,000 each are awarded annually, when merited, to help
achieve the following objectives: 

to support new or established practitioners working in academic libraries
conducting research with the intent to share results through publication
and/or conference presentations; 

to encourage and support collaborative research undertaken by practitioners
in the field of academic librarianship; and 

to promote research in the field of academic librarianship that is evidence
based and applicable to the Region. 


The CAUL-CBUA Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant is intended to
encourage collaborative research across the academic libraries in the
region, proposing solutions to practical questions as well as projects which
involve structured evidence-based research. Projects of regional interest,
which promote research partnerships between practitioners, educators and
students are also encouraged. 


Criteria for Evaluation Proposals are judged on the following: 

1. originality of the research or project; 

2. relevance or importance of the research or project to the goals and
objectives of the CAUL-CBUA libraries; 

3. effectiveness of research in terms of the expected influence and
ramifications of the results (pertaining to research or development only); 

4. appropriateness of the proposed research method and development process; 

5. comprehensiveness of application; and 

6. proof of effective management and control of the project. 


Proposals will be adjudicated by the Board of Directors or by a committee
designated by the Board. 


The Board reserves the right to grant an award or not on an annual basis
dependent on the merit of the received applications. 


Submission of Proposals Grant applicants should submit their proposal via
e-mail . The proposal should be in the form of a letter which explicitly -
addresses the criteria for evaluation listed above and also contains: 

.         name and address of applicant, mailing address and date of

.         description of the research or development project identifying
methodology and design or development process (not more than 250 words); 

.         duration of the project, including a detailed project timetable; 

.         assessment of the potential utility of research results to the
CAUL-CBUA academic library community; 

.         indication of how the results of the research project will be
disseminated - e.g. as an article manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed
journal for publication; 

.         budget outlining anticipated costs; 

.         statement of other grants/awards already received for the research
or project; and 

.         a current Curriculum Vitae 


Conditions of the Grant: 

.         the grant must be acknowledged in publications and presentations
emanating from the research or development accomplished through the CAUL
Research & Innovation Grant. 

.         a report must be filed with the CAUL-CBUA Board within two months
of the completion of the project or two years after receiving the grant,
whichever is the shorter time period. 

.         Award cheques will normally be issued to the applicant's
institutional Grants Office 


Deadline: Proposals should be submitted via email by midnight September
30th, annually. Submissions by fax or post will not be accepted. For the
inaugural year, please submit proposals to [log in to unmask] 


Awards will be announced by the end of November annually and grants will be
received by the following January.