These grants support the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and high-school youth in mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media. Grantees will be required to participate, in-person and online, in a community of practice that will provide technical assistance, networking, and cross-project learning. Projects are expected to provide prototypes for the field and be based on current research about digital media and youth learning.
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Grant Amount: up to $100,000
Grant Period: 18 months
Matching Requirement: Cost sharing of at least one third is encouraged, but not required
See the program site for more details.
IMLS invites applicants to participate in one of two pre-application Web conferences to learn more about the program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.
The Web conference schedule for the FY13 Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums program is:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 12 noon PT/3 pm ET-1 pm PT/4 pm ET
Thursday, May 23, 2012, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET-12 noon PT/3 pm ET