Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 2, No 1 (2010)

Connecting Researchers with Funding Opportunities: A Joint Effort of the Libraries and the University Research Office

Leslie M. Delserone, Julia A. Kelly, Jody L. Kempf


In early 2007, staff from the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research began a collaboration to present a workshop covering grant resources. The session introduced faculty, staff, and graduate students to four key databases of external granting opportunities as well as intramural funding sources. We explain the context, development, and implementation of this ongoing, popular workshop; mention extensions of the workshop effort; and hope to inspire fellow librarians to identify and explore routes to broad institutional engagement.

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