The Library Mini Grant Program is open to all faculty and staff from the Smathers Libraries. This program has been designed to provide a supportive environment for those who wish to gain experience conceptualizing, writing, and administering grant projects. 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.
The Emerging Technologies (ET) Mini Grant Program is a separate funding category. ET-funded projects will develop and/or implement innovative tools and/or functionality for libraries’ customers, including proposals that support research discovery and scholarly collaboration. ET proposed projects that will be innovative here at UF, although similar to other projects at academic libraries elsewhere, will be accepted. In these cases, applicants should develop a new aspect to the project especially if project methods are currently used in many libraries. For example, the project may have an assessment component for use on this campus, or it may apply to a new audience or new discipline. Mobile technologies, for practical application to library services, also fit well in this category.
These documents assist Principal Investigators in managing and completing awarded Mini Grant projects successfully.