Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Awesome Foundation has an Innovation in Libraries chapter

It can be a challenge to keep the bills paid when you are working to get a new project off the ground.  The Awesome Foundation offers micro-grants of $1000 to help "forward the interest of awesome in the universe." Of course, not every aspiring project gets funded. However, a team of library and information professionals have created a new funding opportunity to help innovative library projects achieve success.

The Awesome Innovation in Libraries Chapter was created "by a small working group of passionate librarians within Library Pipeline who wanted to provide a catalyst for prototyping both technical and non-technical library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking."

The Chapter awards monthly grants; proposals are due on the 1st and decisions are rendered at the end of the month. There have already been some fantastic projects funded from around the world. Check out the winners so far and then submit your own application!

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