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CHLA/ABSC Rural and Remote Opportunities Grant
This grant is intended to support continuing education activities to benefit members in rural or remote communities. In this context, "Rural and Remote" means geographical locations which have insufficient resources - human and/or facilities - to meet the CE needs of the health library community.
The amount of a Rural and Remote Opportunities Grant shall be a maximum of $300. The Board of Directors will determine the amount of money to be allocated to the Rural and Remote Opportunities Grant for the coming year at each Fall Board Meeting.
The Board of Directors shall form a committee consisting of the Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator, the Past-President and the Treasurer. The committee will review all applications and make grants at its discretion on behalf of the Board.
Procedures for Applications:
Applications for grants must be received by the CE Coordinator, preferably in electronic form, a minimum of six weeks before the activity for which support is sought. Applications must conform to the Guidelines for Application for Funding (see below).
Applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application within one month of receipt of the application by the CE Coordinator. All enquiries and correspondence concerning the grant should be directed to the CHLA/ABSC CE Coordinator and copied to the Past President.
Eligibility for this Fund does not preclude eligibility for other CHLA/ABSC funds in support of continuing education.
Eligibility and Application Criteria:
Factors to be used in Evaluating Applications:
Note: the grant may be awarded for direct costs of continuing education opportunities scheduled in conjunction with CHLA/ABSC or MLA conferences, but not for registration and other costs associated with attending those conferences.
Guidelines for Application for Funding:
Whenever possible, applications should be submitted in electronic format. An application form is available in Word format. Please include all of the required information when requesting a grant.
Within four weeks of the completion of the activity, recipients of the grant must submit to the Continuing Education Coordinator a brief report on the activity and its benefit. If the recipient of a grant is unable to attend the funded professional development activity, or the activity is cancelled, the amount of the grant must be returned to the Association.
Previously known as the Donald Hawryliuk Fund, the fund was first created on May 10, 2000 at the Post-Conference Board meeting, and dedicated to the memory of the late Donald Hawryliuk of Sudbury, Ontario.