JoVE Calls For Applications For Its Librarian Travel Award!

JoVE is now accepting submissions for its 2019 Librarian Travel award; this year's theme is How Librarians Support Students and/or Researchers in the Lab. Three librarians will each win a $1,500 travel stipend to attend the conference of their choice in 2019 (See details below). 

Submission deadline: March 22, 2019 

Award: Librarians will be reimbursed for up to $1,500 of conference related expenses (travel, accommodation, registration, etc.). The award is restricted to only 2019 North American librarian/science conferences. 



Submission Guidelines

JoVE will award those librarians helping to advance scientific research at their respective institutions. Interested contestants should submit an essay (750 words or less) answering the following question: 

"How are you/your library helping the lab productivity of science students and/or researchers?" 

Supporting documents are welcome. All application materials should be submitted as PDFs, with the following naming convention: LastName_FirstName_DocumentName. 

Preference will be given to librarians: (a) offering new ways to support their patrons in the lab; (b) and/or providing evidence demonstrating program efficacy. 

The award review committee comprises previous award winners and members of the JoVE library advisory board. 

Questions? Please contact 


Terms and Eligibility

  • Applicants must be currently employed as a librarian at any type of institution. We welcome applicants from all countries.
  • Applications must be received by March 22, 2019, and winners will be announced by mid-April 2019. 
  • Awardees will serve on the review committee for the next iteration of the librarian travel award. 
  • Awardees should be willing to participate in a JoVE librarian outreach program on this theme such as a webinar, conference presentation, or education video. 
  • Applicants should acknowledge that their submissions may be published as a blog for dissemination to a wide librarian audience.


About this Award

JoVE is the leading producer and publisher of videos that increase the productivity and efficacy of scientific, medical, and engineering research and education. This is the third consecutive year JoVE has sponsored this award program, with the ultimate goal of furthering science by empowering STEM librarians to be more successful in their daily lives.




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