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Research Grant

The SLANSW 2020 Research Grant of $1000 will sponsor the successful recipient, be they an individual teacher librarian or school library team, to undertake a research project within their school. The grant is intended to assist the recipient with expenses incurred in the conduct of the research, such as accessing professional advice from a mentor, registration for a professional learning event that supports the conduct of the research, or casual cover while the recipient undertakes aspects of the research process. SLANSW will provide mentoring support for the recipient (if required).


Award criteria:

  • The research project will have the potential to contribute new knowledge or enhance practice in regard to teacher librarianship and/or school libraries.
  • As well as supporting the professional growth of the recipient, the research should benefit teaching and learning in the recipient’s school community.
  • The research project will be conducted in accordance with the ethical guidelines for research as required by the Catholic, government, or independent sector of New South Wales in which the grant recipient is employed.
  • The project must be commenced and completed within 12 months of the grant being awarded.
  • The recipient will provide tri-monthly reports to the SLANSW Management Committee regarding progress of the research project.
  • The recipient will be required to present a report on the research at a professional learning event, as determined by the Committee, within 12 months of the project’s completion. Within that timeframe, the recipient will also be required to provide a written report on the research for dissemination to the membership.
Submission of nominations: 
  • The applicant must have held personal or institutional membership of SLANSW for the year in which the grant application is made AND for the year prior.
  • Application forms with supporting documentation must be emailed to the Executive Officer, info@slansw.net.au by 5.00pm on Friday 25th September 2020.
  • Applications will be considered by the SLANSW Executive for recommendation to the SLANSW Committee.

Announcement of Grant:

The inaugural SLANSW Research Grant for 2020 will be announced Monday 26th October 2020 (International School Library Day) via a SLANSW Media Release and the SLANSW website.


The deadline for the SLANSW Research Grant 2020 application process is:

5.00pm Friday 25th September, 2020

via email to the Executive Officer  info@slansw.net.au


The SLANSW Committee reserves the right not to award this grant in any year.

 Download Award Criteria (pdf) and Application form (pdf)


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