The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites eligible member organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region (DE, NJ, NY, PA) to apply for health information outreach and programming projects for the period May 15, 2020 – April 30, 2021. Applications are due by noon ET on April 10, 2020; notifications will be made May 1, 2020.

New this year! Applications will only be accepted via the NNLM Online Applications System. Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the system requirements and watch a brief video tutorial about submitting an application. Click the links below to learn more about each opportunity.


Health Information Outreach Award (up to $20,000, minimum 5 awards): The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to fund education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.


Data Award (up to $20,000, minimum 5 awards): The purpose of the Data Award is to support data sharing and open science, and foster the development of information professionals in data science.


Professional Development Award (up to $5,000, minimum 5 awards): This award enables individuals at NNLM MAR network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery.


The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM MAR.

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Burda, mburda@pitt.edu, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.