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Grants and Fellowships: Funding Opportunities: Find Funding for Libraries

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.

Upcoming Deadlines

Recordings at Risk– Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Deadline: December 15, 2021 

Award Amount: $10,000-$50,000

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will run four competitions from January 2017 to September 2018 and will award a total of $2.3 million. As its name suggests, Recordings at Risk prioritizes long-term preservation of content over access.

Previously Awarded


Digital Humanities Advancement Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Award Amount: Level I: $50,000,  Level II: $150,000,  Level III: $325,000 in outright funds, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds

Supports digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

Previous grantees


Exploratory/ Developmental Research Grant Program– National Library of Medicine

Deadline: February 16 , 2022

Award Amount: Varies by project; does not exceed $275,000

The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. 


Funding for Libraries

Useful Tools and Templates

Checklists Showing Workflows and Responsible Parties Related to the Smathers Libraries Grants Management Program

These checklists provide transparency, workflows, and identify responsible parties involved in the three major activities of grants management at the Smathers Libraries: determining feasibility, preparing and submitting proposals, and managing award setup and post award processes.

Funding Alert

Each month, a Funding Alert is published to highlight upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines related to the interests of personnel at the George A. Smathers Libraries. The document features deadlines, summaries of sponsor interest and eligibility requirements, as well as ranges of funding amounts, a link to the guidelines, and a link to previously awarded grants if this is available.

Grants Activities Update

The Grants Activities Update is a monthly report produced by the Smathers Libraries, Grants Management Program, to inform Libraries employees about activities related to grantseeking. Proposals are categorized by whether they have been recently submitted, recently awarded, recently declined, pending, or active. The purpose of the report is to provide sufficient information about the status of all proposals for the purpose of transparency and tracking. Information includes title of the project, amount requested, amount contributed as cost share, proposal abstract, project team members, start dates and end dates, the related sponsors name and program, and a link to the full proposal hosted in the UF Institutional Repository, an open access repository.

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