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IAMSLIC grants for travel support and project-related funding are now administered primarily by the Regional Groups. However, the IAMSLIC Executive Board will still issue a call for grant proposals once per year. Grant proposals will be accepted from members not affiliated with a regional group (project proposals or travel support requests), and from members from low and middle income countries seeking support from the Guin Fund to attend the annual IAMSLIC conference.

Association Goals

The purpose of IAMSLIC is to provide an association for individuals and organizations with an interest in library and information science, especially as it applies to the recording, retrieval, and dissemination of knowledge and information in all aspects of aquatic and marine science and their allied disciplines. The Association is supportive of efforts to enhance the ability of developing countries to create, access, and share information. As funds are available, IAMSLIC will support projects related to its purpose. Projects should address a clear need related to the above mission statement and should involve partnerships at various levels.

Grant Proposal Guidelines

Conference Travel Support Proposals must include (IAMSLIC Conference Travel Grant Application Form):

  • Requestor name
  • Email address
  • Affiliation/Address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • Anticipated travel expenses
  • Amount requested
  • Justification (e.g. presenting a paper or poster)
  • Expected outcome

Project Proposals must include (IAMSLIC Project Grant Application Form): Not available for IAMSLIC 2022 Conference

  • Project Title
  • Project Director
  • Email address
  • Affiliation/Address
  • Names and affiliations of partners or other investigators
  • Project description
  • Methods for evaluating project success
  • Detailed budget
  • Timeline for the project
  • Total project cost
  • Total amount requested
  • Expand sections as needed, limiting proposal to two pages. Brief supporting documentation may be included.


  • Your proposal must be received online by the IAMSLIC President by August 21, 2022.
  • You will be notified promptly that your request has been received.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Conference Travel Support: If funding is received, you will be responsible for presenting your paper or poster at the IAMSLIC Conference and submitting your paper to the IAMSLIC Proceedings Editor by the deadline.
  • Projects Support: If funding is given, you will be responsible for providing a written, final report (including a project summary and evaluation) to the Executive Board and present the project at the IAMSLIC Conference.

For further information, please contact:

Angela Clark-Hughes, IAMSLIC President 2021-2022
Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science Library, University of Miami (Florida, USA).

Saida MessaoudiConference Planning Committee Convener & Chair (IAMSLIC President-elect 2022-2023)
National Institute of Marine Science and Technology (INSTM) Library (Tunis, Tunisia)

Grant Timeline 

July 15: The President will issue a call for proposals to all IAMSLIC members. The announcement will specify the amount of funding available to members not associated with a regional group and the amount available from Guin Funds for travel to the IAMSLIC annual conference.

August 21: Completed grant proposals will be submitted to the IAMSLIC President who will review the grant proposals in conjunction with President-Elect (Conference Convener) and junior President-Elect, and will select individuals for funding. Recipients will be notified by the President as soon as possible.

October 18-20 Project grant recipients will present a project summary or progress report at the IAMSLIC Conference. This report may be done in person or submitted to the Secretary to be read at one of the general business meetings.

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