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Grant Seeking: Library Innovation Grant

Information about applying for grants, including specific grants for PALNI libraries

Program overview

The funding provided by PALNI Library Innovation Grants aims to optimize library resources and services in ways
that significantly expand the ability of supported organizations to support teaching and learning at PALNI institutions. Funded
programs, projects, and initiatives must align with PALNI strategic priorities and support PALNI deep collaboration.

Grant timeline

Grant Timeline:
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
Committee Decision: April 12, 2024
Funding Released: May 3, 2024
Report Due: July 11, 2025

PALNI 2020-2023 Strategic Framework

Tie your proposal into the
PALNI 2020-2023 Strategic Framework

Library Innovation Grant awardees

Year Institution Title                        
2023 Butler University PALNI Open Repository for AI Class Activities
2023 University of Indianapolis Micro-Lectures: A Key to Student and Faculty Success
2023 Wabash College  Beyond the Research Paper: Supporting Digital Media Creation
2022 DePauw University Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) Infrastructure
2022 Taylor University Improving Student Success by Providing Quiet Study Space
2022 University of Saint Francis Creating Innovative, Interactive, and Engaging Online Tutorials for Student Success
2021 Goshen College Can Testing and Group Study Coexist? Flexspace with a Purpose
2020 Manchester University Meeting Students Where They Are: Improving LibGuide Reach with the LibApps LTI Tool
2019 Butler University Making Cultural Heritage Artifacts into 3D Digital Objects using Photogrammetry
2018 Franklin College  Wellness and the Library: The Lounge
2018 Butler University Developing an Augmented Reality (AR) Experience.
2017 Marian University Active Body, Active Mind
2016 Hanover College Information Now! On-demand and Embedded Learning Modules for Information Literacy Instruction
2016 St. Joseph College Re-Engineering an Academic Library for Student Success
2016 DePauw University Learning Together: Continued Exploration of Arduino & Related Emerging Technologies

Application guidelines

The detailed description of an innovative program, project, or initiative that result in new or improved tools, products, services, or organizational practices will include:
1. Program/Project title and brief overview (300 words or less)
2. Institution name, complete mailing address, and background (no. of students, faculty, and related information)
3. Name and title of person submitting the application with contact details (email and phone)
4. A list of the key personnel who will direct the implementation of the program
5. Key program partners, if any, and their role in the program. Applicants should ensure that all project partners are aware of and
agree to their roles in the project and should supply a letter of support documenting this agreement
6. Measurable objectives and key activities and outcomes/impact of the program
7. Program goals and implementation plan, including timeframe
8. Evaluation and, if applicable, sustainability plan
9. Overall budget with breakdown of costs and, if any, other sources of funding and alternative funding possibilities should the grant
only supply partial funding.
10. Explanation of how other institutions can replicate the program or project
11. Explanation of how the proposed project aligns with PALNI strategic goals
12. Application materials should be no longer than 15 pages.

Grant specifics

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000 will be awarded per year
Grant Period: Up to one year
Cost Share Requirement: No matching requirements.
Program Contact: Kirsten Leonard, Executive Director PALNI, 317-752-6831; Molly Reed, Strategic Communications Director PALNI, 317-512-7359

Requirements for proposal application