Library and Information Science Research Grant offered by OCLC Online Computer Library Center
in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
The program promotes independent research that helps librarians integrate new
technologies into areas of traditional competence and contributes to a better understanding
of the library environment.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The International Library Initiatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are dedicated
to the development of international activities with libraries serving the general public
throughout the world to enable all individuals to improve their lives with information and
Council on Library and Information Resources
The International Program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) focuses
its efforts on raising preservation awareness abroad and helping to identify methods and
strategies for dealing with problems of access to library and archival holdings.
Engineering Information Foundation
The foundation carries out grant programs focused on training engineering faculty and
students in the most effective use of information systems, researching behavioral factors,
dissemination issues, or linguistic concerns related to information use, or engineering
informatics. Guidelines on how to apply to obtain a grant are also available.
Ford Foundation Programs
Grants are given in the Foundation's fields of interest through a program
division encompassing three broad areas: Asset Building and Community Development; Education,
Media, Arts, and Culture; and Peace and Social Justice. A
to strengthen teaching, research, libraries and publications in the social sciences and the
humanities was carried out in 1997 at the Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique). To apply for
a grant, see guidelines for grant
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946, at the end of World War II, to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for university teaching; advanced research; graduate study; and teaching
in elementary and secondary schools.
IFLA Core Program for the Advancement of Librarianship:
Books for all is a library project aimed to provide children and young people in developing countries with
books. Librarians and teachers wishing to establish small libraries, to enlarge existing
collections or to improve the quality of school libraries receive support.
The Danida Travel Grant is a generous grant allocated yearly by the Danish Ministry of Foreign
Affairs for the purpose of setting up a Conference Travel Fund to be used by librarians from
developing countries, to attend the IFLA General Conferences.
Dr. Shawky Salem Training Grant for
Arab Specialists in Library and Information Sciences: the aim of this permanent, annual grant is to enable an expert in library and information
science who is a national of an Arab country, to be trained in an aspect of modern technology
in library or information science (including management, storage, retrieval, information
technology, etc.) in one or more Western countries for a period of between one and three weeks.
Guust Van Wesemael Literacy Prize is a contribution to IFLA's efforts to promote literacy in
developing countries. The focus of the Prize is public library or school library work. Both
individuals and library institutions are eligible to apply.
Hans-Peter Geh Grant for IFLA Conference Participation: the objective is to sponsor annually
a librarian from the geographic region previously called the Soviet Union, including the Baltic
States, to attend an IFLA Seminar or Conference in Germany or elsewhere to become acquainted
with new international developments in the field of information.
Library and Information Commission
The grants for participation in international research activities are specifically intended to produce results which will improve the provision and use of information services (including libraries) within the UK.
How to apply for a Library and Information Commission grant.
Library Programs of the Open Society
The OSI Network Library Program (NLP) supports and contributes to the development of
libraries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union through a variety of activities,
including a grants program, training workshops, library information science fellowships and
The Foundation awards grants according to four program themes and one cross-theme to support research that informs and guides policy and practice aimed at addressing the needs of the poor.
The Rotary International administers a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs
and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the ultimate goal of world understanding
and peace. Rotary clubs and districts worldwide are encouraged to use grants as tools
to fund their International Service projects, which combat hunger, disease, ignorance,
and poverty. A few funded projects follow. In India, the Valanthalai Rotary Village Corps, sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Jaffna, established a mobile library to decrease the illiteracy rate. The Children's Opportunity Grant
helped renovate rural libraries. Danish and Lithuanian Rotarians helped re-establish the Vilnius
public library and arranged for twelve Lithuanian librarians to travel to Denmark to further their education. The reorganization of a Vilnius technical library in Lithuania is also underway.
Soros Foundations Network
As part of its commitment to bringing peace and stability worldwide, the
Soros Foundations Network supports a wide range of projects. The Library Program has provided
support to 150 projects to improve library automation, training, preservation and access, and
US-Mexico Fund for Culture
The US-Mexico Fund for Culture grants economic support to projects that promote cultural
exchange and collaboration between Mexico and the United States. Binational collaborative
programs involve the recuperation, cataloguing and/or digitization of documentary collections
related to the arts and humanities, and of historical archives which are open to the public in
Mexico and/or the United States. The site also includes information on application procedures.