Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award Now Accepting Applications

By Kassy Rodeheaver

The Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program supports library innovation, development, and research. Through a competitive selection process, up to $10,000 is available annually to Amigos member libraries and their staffs.

Project proposals may be submitted by an Amigos member library or an individual librarian working in an Amigos member library. Amigos will accept draft proposals for preliminary review up until January 20, 2015.  This optional preliminary step is designed to provide guidance that can help applicants clarify the project description and budget increasing the competitiveness of their final proposal.  Final applications for the 2015 Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award are due March 15, 2015.

Start the application process now by reviewing the guidelines and submitting your intent to apply.  You will then receive a user name and password to access the full application packet.

The Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program evolved out of the Amigos Fellowship Program, which was founded in 1990. During its twenty-three year history, the Fellowship Program awarded over $100,000 to foster professional development. The new program, implemented in 2011, expanded the purposes to include funding that will encourage Amigos member libraries to innovate, cooperate, lead, and educate within their library, their communities, and the library profession.

For more information contact Pam Carter at opportunity@amigos.org or (800) 843-8482 ext. 2883.

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