LAUC-D Research Committee

Application Guidelines
Research Grant, Mini-Grant, and Presentation Grant Descriptions


(see Descriptions of Grants):

1. LAUC-D Research Grant

Applicants should use the "Application for LAUC-D Research Funds": Please submit one print and one electronic copy of your completed proposal to the Research Committee chair. To give the committee time to read and carefully consider proposals, applicants should allow one to two months for a response. The committee may ask for revisions or for more information.

2 and 3. LAUC-D Mini-Grants and Presentation Grants

These grants do not require the formal applications needed for Research Grants. However, we recommend that you review the application guidelines for the types of information generally supplied. The LAUC-D Research Committee does require at least the following information in order to evaluate applications for Presentation and Mini-Grants.

A. Summary and current status of the research project/activity.

B. Description of and timetable for the activities to be funded by the Presentation or Mini-Grant. If release time is required, please have that line signed by your department head or supervisor.

C. Summary of budget. There should be one line for each item in the budget.

D. Indicate whether the applicant is a member of the bargaining unit represented by the UC-AFT (applicant may be a member of the bargaining unit and not be a member of the union) or a non-represented librarian.

Applications for Presentation Grants to fund travel to conferences should also include:

E. Abstract of the paper accepted for presentation.

F. Name and sponsoring organization(s) (if applicable) of the conference.

G. Also, please indicate if funds have been requested from other sources.

Please submit one print and one electronic copy of your application to the Research Committee chair.

For more information, or to apply for a LAUC-D Research, Presentation or Mini- Grant, contact: LAUC-D Research Committee Chair:


The LAUC-D Research Committee awards three types of grants to members of LAUC-D on a rolling basis throughout the year.

1. LAUC-D Research Grant

Criteria for awards and application procedures are identical to those for state-wide LAUC Research grants. These are available at: In general, the LAUC-D Research Committee has attempted to fund a number of projects by prioritizing applications that request small grants. Average grants have, in the past, ranged from $500 to $2500. Major grants are more appropriate for the Statewide LAUC funding. The local committee will work with individuals to prepare applications, and keeps a file of successful applications from years past. Please contact the Research Committee chair for more information.

2. LAUC-D Mini-Grants

Mini-grants for amounts up to $500.00 are available through the LAUC-D Research Committee. The formal proposal is not necessary for a mini-grant, but the guidelines (see below) will help you prepare a request.

3. LAUC-D Presentation Grants

Presentation Grants are awarded specifically to fund the cost of presenting completed research-areas not normally covered by the Research Grant. These costs include, but are not limited to: travel to present a paper based on a librarian's professional research and costs associated with publication of either an article or book. Presentation grants are a lower priority for the committee than either Research or Mini-Grants. Therefore, they may not receive funding, or may be only partially funded in any given year if, in the committee's judgment, awarding these grants would limit its ability to fund research. As with the mini-grant, a formal proposal is not necessary; the guidelines (above) will help you prepare a request.


Guidelines last updated November 4, 2005.