Small Grants Program of the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL)
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Small Grants Program
The primary goal of the AMHL Small Grants Program is to enhance opportunities for members of AMHL to engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors. The research should benefit AMHL and our profession. Grants may be of various types:
  • Seed funding to develop ideas to a point where external funding can be obtained;
  • Funding to allow continuation of a project already started;
  • Funding for projects which cannot obtain support from other sources.
  • Funds may not be used to support or supplement salaries or travel to meetings or conferences.

    ELIGIBILITY: Dues paying members of AMHL, except members of the Executive Board, are eligible to apply for grants. Dues are $15.00 and must be received by January 31st of each year.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINES: July 1st of each year is the deadline for receipt of grant proposals. A copy of the proposal should be emailed to Stuart Moss at

    GRANT APPROVAL COMMITTEE: All proposals will be reviewed by the AMHL Executive Board, which will make the final decision. Applicants will be notified by September 1st of each year of the action taken.

    AMOUNT OF GRANT: Funding will range from $500.00 to $1500.00 per year. A maximum of $1,500 will be awarded per grant period.

    GRANT PERIOD: October 1st - September 30st of the next year.


  • Abstract: A 500 word summary of the projectís purpose, goals, methods, and expected outcome
  • Budget: Provide a detailed budget to include:
    • the amount requested and specifically for what it will be used;
    • other funding received for the project;
  • Personnel: Summarize the relevant background and qualifications of the person or persons involved in the project and/or append curriculum vitae.
  • REPORTING: The grant recipient will be expected to give a report, preferably in person, at the AMHL annual meeting following the end of the grant year. Written reports regarding any ongoing activity resulting from the project will be expected the following year.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact Stuart Moss at

    Previous Grants

    --Library training videos

    --Audiotape series on "Issues in Aging and Mental Health"

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