Libraries and Cultural Resources invites submissions of letters of intent for the Developing the Future of Libraries sub-granting competition.
This internal sub-granting competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, targets multidisciplinary research projects in the thematic areas of Smart Cities, Arctic Studies, and Cultural Discourse as part of a research project, lead by Principal Investigator Thomas Hickerson, Vice-Provost and University Librarian, entitled Academic Research and University Libraries: Creating a New Model for Collaboration.
The sub-grants are designed to establish a research platform—defined as a suite of common services, such as digitization and metadata support, technical infrastructure, such as visualization and collaborative spaces, and expertise, in areas including data management and rights management—delivered by the library to support multidisciplinary research. However, there are likely services, technologies and expertise that the library needs to develop which will be informed through this competition targeting scholars working in the thematic areas of Smart Cities, Arctic Studies, and Cultural Discourse.
There will be two rounds of sub-grants.