Applications are now being accepted for the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) 2004 Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant. Established in 1991 by Primark (formerly Disclosure), the research fund is an endowment designed to support research projects focused on the needs and concerns of information professionals in special libraries and related venues. Its current focus is on evidence-based practice, as in the SLA Research Statement, "Putting Our Knowledge to Work." The deadline for proposals and applications is February 2, 2004.
The Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant is available internationally to both practitioners and academics. SLA members and non-members are encouraged to apply. All grant applications are subject to a blind review process by the SLA Research Committee, based on the purpose and objectives of the proposed project within the context of evidence-based practice, the significance of the topic to the profession, the projects, methodology, qualifications of staff, and the appropriateness of the budget and timetable. Grant winners will be notified on June 30, 2004. For general information on the Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant, application materials, grant contracts, and a listing of past Goldspiel recipients and projects, visit www.sla.org/goldspielgrant or contact John Latham at 202-939-3639; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.