Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund - Application

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Application Guidelines

There will be two application windows for 2022 travel.

July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Applications for any events taking place in 2022.
January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022. Applications for any events taking place between June 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

  1. Applicant must be an employee (full time or part time) of a NEFLIN member library.
  2. There are two applications periods for funding in 2022. Applications are due by December 31, 2021, or April 30, 2022.
  3. The NEFLIN Board of Directors will consider applications at their January and May, 2022, meetings. They will award funds based on the following criteria:
    1. Application is complete and received by the deadline date.
    2. Appropriateness of the event to applicant’s continuing education.
    3. Assessment of applicant’s statement explaining the need and benefit to themselves and their organization of the continuing education event.
  4. The NEFLIN Board of Directors will award funds at their sole discretion.
  5. Award notifications will be made after the January and May, 2022, NEFLIN Board of Directors meetings.
  6. Stipend recipients must submit the following items to NEFLIN within 30 days after the event:
    1. Proof of attending the event (e.g., registration receipt, travel receipts, agenda and/or certificate of attendance).
    2. Write a brief summary (250-500 words) of your experience at the event and how it benefited your and your library (for use on promotional materials, etc.).
    3. Submit a headshot (.gif or .jpg) for promotion of the JMCEF.
    4. Upon receipt of these items, funds will be disbursed.
  7. NEFLIN will award a maximum of $500 per applicant for out-of-state travel and up to $250 for in-state travel. A maximum of $500 will be awarded per applicant each calendar year.

NOTE: The Jim Morris Fund cannot be used towards membership dues for any professional organization.