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Call for Proposals - 2009 Sally C. Tseng's Professional Development Grant

Dear CALA members,

You are invited to apply for the 2009 Sally C. Tseng's Professional Development Grant.

As you may know, the purpose of the grant is to support program and research by CALA members. Proposals must focus on program and research in library and information science for which the applicant is highly qualified and which would result in the advancement of the individuals' professional status and contributions to the community.

Applicants who are eligible to apply must be CALA members of Chinese descendants in good standing (CALA membership for 2 or more years with academic honesty, professional achievements and contributions) who are currently working full time in libraries. The applicants must demonstrate interests in research and professional development by presenting papers or reports at conferences, institutes or workshops sponsored by the American Library Association, the Chinese American Librarians Association, the China Society of Library Science and other similar professional organizations.

For the completed proposal, the applicant is asked to include cover sheet, need and purpose of the request, budget, vita, timetable for completion and three (3) reference letters. You are also asked to submit two (2) sets of your proposal. One hard copy should be mailed via US mail and another electronic copy via email to the Grant Committee Chair and its members by March 15, 2009.

Here is contact information about the Committee:

To find out more information about the grant, please visit the grant web page at

Please let the committee members and me know if you have any questions.

We're looking forward to receiving your proposals.

Thanks for your attention,

Lian Ruan, Chair


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