The SLANSW 2021 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).
Submission of nominations:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
forms with supporting documentation must be emailed to the Executive Officer,
- Applications will be considered by
the SLANSW Executive for recommendation to the SLANSW Committee.
Announcement of Grant:
Research Grant for 2021 will be announced via a SLANSW Media Release and the SLANSW
The SLANSW Committee reserves the right not to award this grant in any year.
Download Award Criteria (pdf) and Application form (pdf)