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The UF Libraries Grants Management Program supports the research and training of students and library faculty; and all processes related to submission and management of Libraries' grant funded projects.

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Award - Repositioning Florida’s Judaica Library: Increasing Access to Humanities Resources from Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean Communities($500,000 matching grant) The project team plans to raise $1.5 million in the next four years to endow acquisitions, public and scholarly outreach activities, and collaborative digitization projects related to the Jewish experience in Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With the Price Library of Judaica and the Digital Library of the Caribbean partnerships as the project’s underpinnings, UF is uniquely prepared to lead a national and international effort to inspire greater study of the Jewish diaspora. The expanded and enhanced Judaica collections and services will be the foundation for the American portal of Florida, Latin American and Caribbean Jewry, and will emphasize the importance of scholarship, preservation, and access to these exceptional resources. National Endowment for the Humanities – Challenge Grant Program


Award - LAMP Digitization Project: Diario de Pernambuco Phase III – ($17,800) The University of Florida’s (UF) holdings of the Diario de Pernambuco newspaper collection include 276 reels of microfilm dating from 1825 through 1923. These reels are the only holdings outside of Rio’s Biblioteca Nacional, which was UF’s original source. This proposal requests support to complete the project begun in 2012 to digitize the Diario de Pernambuco microfilm collection. Center for Research Libraries


Award - University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and University of Florida collaboration: digitization for preservation ($10,125) In partnership with UVI Libraries, the project team will 1) digitize and make available print materials published between 1962 to 1988 pertinent to contemporary and historical agriculture and essential to the study of Caribbean History and Economics of Agriculture; and, 2) create a comprehensive bibliography of materials available for future digitization. US Agricultural Information Network, Project Ceres



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Philosophical Ideas about Grantsmanship

Everyone thinks writing and submitting grant proposals is easy. The TV commercials where the “used car salesman” peddles phone-book-sized directories of untapped grants resources trivializes this important and life changing field of grants seeking and management. From my perspective, grantsmanship includes the process by which an idea is converted to a story about an opportunity to fill a gap, or eliminate a need, or solve a problem, or research new ways to do these things. If the “story” gets funded, dollars provide the fuel to actualize the idea.

So this work is essentially one of the most creative and rewarding activities on the planet. It offers a chance to organize words and numbers into cohesive ideas that attract the interest of investors who provide funds to change people’s lives. I consider it a privilege to work in this field…planting seeds…watching crops grow to maturity…and facilitating the actualization of dreams.

Bess de Farber, July 2011

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