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NLM Announces New Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2013


The National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, invites submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the projects funded in 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at //

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for responses is Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 PM Eastern Time. Responses are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps:

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013," please visit: //  

The National Library of Medicine (// is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (// to learn more about disaster-related health information resources and tools, and about programs to support the role of information specialists in the provision of information resources to the disaster workforce.