All of Us Mini Programming Award


Period of Performance
February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Number of Awards Available
minimum of 13
Application Deadline
January 6, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Additional Funding Information

Funded projects must be completed by April 30, 2022.

Description of Award

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.


The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Mini Programming Awards will provide funding to library and community-based organization programs to meet the following goals:

  • Raise awareness of All of Us, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) precision medicine research program.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with communities who are Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR). Descriptions (PDF, 144 KB)
  • Further individual and communities’ health and health literacy, digital literacy, and/or public understanding of clinical research.
  • Further individual and communities’ understanding of and participation in citizen science activities.
  • Increase awareness and use of NNLM All of Us learning activities, National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, and other trustworthy health information resources to inform personal health and wellness decisions.

This award will support NNLM members to:

Potential Project Ideas
  • Promote Citizen Science Month using downloadable, customizable educational resources including bookmarks, flyers, posters, social media images, and other existing assets (or awardees can create their own Citizen Science Month promotions).
  • Incorporate NLM/NNLM online activity modules and materials into programming.
  • Host digital literacy programming that incorporates health literacy concepts.
  • Host, co-host, or promote a Citizen Science Month event in April using freely available planning and promotional resources and the Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science from SciStarter.
  • Engage community members in citizen science projects found on or other projects of interest to your community. Find thousands of projects to choose from by using the Project Finder on SciStarter and filter by location, audience, or topic.

TEC staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine and All of Us resources and potential projects. Email us at and a staff member will respond within three business days.

Please note: TEC staff will be unavailable December 18-January 3 during the University of Pittsburgh holiday break. We will respond to all inquries when we return on January 4.


To be eligible to apply, your organization must be:

  • An NNLM member. Not yet a member? Sign up for free! We strongly encourage first-time NNLM award applicants and new NNLM members to apply!
  • A community-serving organization (library, community-based organization, etc.) or partnering with a community-serving organization for the project.
  • Based in the United States and/or U.S. Territories.

Application Instructions

Project Proposal
  1. Download and complete the Application Form (PDF, 567.75 KB)
  2. Send the Application Form (with required additional documents) in PDF format to

A complete application (sent as PDF attachments) will include:


Funding Restrictions: Food, promotional items, and furniture are not allowable expenses. For more information on allowable costs, refer to the NIH Grants Policy.

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement and are issued to the organization, not the individual. Line-item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures.


You are required to acknowledge the following statements before submitting an application. If awarded, your project team will agree to:

  • Work with the NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC) to create, modify and implement project activities
  • Implement any NNLM evaluation metrics required
  • Submit regular reports to demonstrate progress to meet award goals
  • Comply with NIH COVID-19 safety guidelines for hybrid and in-person activities
Proposal Submission

Submit the application form and all supplemental documentation as a PDF attachment to with the Subject: All of Us Mini Programming Award Application.

For full consideration, your application and required supplemental documentation must be submitted via email to by January 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM in your time zone. TEC staff will be available via email that day until 5 PM ET.

Please note: applications that were received on or before December 3, 2021 are in review. Award decision will be shared with the applicant no later than 5 PM ET on December 17.

Additional Information

508 Compliance

Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to web applications, web pages and all attached files on the intranet, as well as, internet. The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NNLM must meet all requirements under Section 508. Information on 508 Compliance.

NIH Public Access Policy

Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Data Sharing and Development of Training Materials

To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information associated with the NNLM Cooperative Agreement Award, all subawardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the following collection sites as applicable:

  • Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) website;
  • Other websites specifically designated by the NLM as part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (considering changes in the project and data repositories required to maintain sharing within the Network).

In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with your RML/Office and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) prior to developing materials.

Publication and Copyrighting

Per Section 8.2.1. - Right in Data (Publication and Copyrighting) of the NIH Grants Policy Statement. The NIH must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use any materials developed as a result of funding and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, i.e. the ongoing development of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Data developed by a subawardees/consortium participants and consultants are also subject to this policy.

NIH Acknowledgement

Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer. Please consult with your RML/Office for the specific acknowledgement statement to be used for your project award.

Application Review and Scoring Criteria

Reviewers will score applications based on the NNLM All of Us Mini Programming Award Evaluation Rubric (DOCX, 16.2 KB). High quality proposals will clearly:

  • Align with NNLM All of Us Mini Award goals
  • Show evidence of need for the project in your community
  • Facilitate meaningful engagement with UBR communities in your area
  • Outline a feasible work plan to ensure the project’s success

Award decisions will be sent to applicants by email and publicized via NNLM public communication channels. Formal email communication from the TEC will come from

To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, check out their website at (English) or (Spanish).

This award is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number 3UG4LM012342-05S1 at the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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