Travel Grant Opportunity : Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme

This award will provide funding for a Health Sciences Librarian to receive training in the Hinari Programme at Texas Christian University on May 4, 2017 – May 5, 2017. Applications are due by February 28, 2017.


Funding Opportunity Description:


The HINARI Programme, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 15,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 47,000 e-books, up to 100 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.




The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library or information science.

Applicant must be currently employed as a health sciences or medical librarian and have an interest in nursing, community health, consumer health, or international librarianship.

In exceptional cases, consideration will be given to an outstanding candidate not meeting eligibility criteria outlined above.

Preference will be given to applicants from low-to-middle income countries or those in countries with whom the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences maintains current connections with through our global endeavors.

Funding Details:

This award will cover airline, hotel, and registration costs for one individual, up to a maximum of $5,000 (USD). 

Application Requirements:




(1) Letter of intent indicating how this training will benefit you and those you serve. This letter should address the following question “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the HINARI Programme”?

(2) current resume / vita,

(3) names and contact information of three professional references.

Contact and Application Submission Information:


Christopher R. Watts, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Texas Christian University

TCU Box 297450

Fort Worth, TX 76129

[email protected]


Free HINARI Training: Access to Global Health Resources. This free workshop is to train global health workers (nurses, researchers, and librarians), who collaborate with Hinari eligible countries, to utilize the resources of the Hinari databases proficiently.



May 04, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



TCU Annie Richardson Bass Building, Room 1001, 2800 West Bowie Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76109

After the training, users will:


Become a Certified Trainer

Promote Awareness and Usage of Hinari

Provide access to high-quality biomedical and health literature for low and middle income countries

Promote global Evidence Based Practice and Inclusion of Knowledge from developing countries into global medical literature

Register at :

Cost is free and lunch is included.

 Sponsored by: Health Innovation Institute at TCU



Lenny Rhine, PhD, Librarians Without Boarders/Medical Library Association

Questions: Contact: Alysha Sapp at [email protected]



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