YALSA offers a variety of grants and awards to its members who hold positions as librarians who serve young adults. Grant categories range from funding research projects in relation to teens and libraries, travel stipends to ALA conferences, to providing new reading materials to libraries in need. Most applications must be submitted online by December 1 of each year.
A few of the current grant opportunities are highlighted below:
Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant: This grant of $1,000 is to provide seed money to YALSA members for small-scale research projects that address an area related to teens and libraries. Grantees are expected to disseminate results by publishing them in YALSA’s journal, Young Adult Library Services.
Great Books Giveaway Competition: Each year the YALSA office receives over 1,500 newly
published children’s, young adult and adult books, videos, CDs and audiocassettes for review. YALSA and the cooperating publishers are offering these review materials as a contribution to 3 organizations in need. The estimated value of this collection is more than $25,000.
The MAE Award for a Young Adult Reading or Literature Program: The MAE Award is designed to honor a member of YALSA who has developed an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults. The award provides a grant of $1,000, $500 of which is for the library and $500 of which goes to the li-brarian. The award is made possible through the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.
To learn more about other grant and award opportunities available, please visit the Awards & Grants for Members page on the YALSA website.