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2017 Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Award Application

Thank you for sharing information about your project! ASA welcomes your application!

About this award: While large scale donations of container-loads of books can be effective, the ASA is trying to fill a perceived gap by increasing the number of small to medium-sized projects that focus on specific, articulated needs.

Successful ASA Awards are granted to those applicants who articulate clearly a strong collaboration in determining what materials are needed at a given site in Africa to support libraries, institutions or grassroots organizations. Detailing how the logistics of shipments also contribute to success. We welcome your story on how the shipment of materials will match your identified needs. Also please indicate what support and contacts you have identified to insure that shipped materials will reach their proposed destination. For more information, please see the ALC Book Donation Website http://www.albany.edu/~dlafonde/Global/book_donation/bkdonationcall.htm

Please answer all of the questions on the following electronic form and submit.

(You may also email a 1-3 page letter responding to all of the questions listed on the form to secretariat@africanstudies.org)

Please note, awards are sent after the ASA annual meeting in November/December. If successful, ASA would require documentation on how this grant supported your project. Any images, electronic photos or video are also welcome but not required.


Contact Info for Potential Recipients of Shipped Material

Name (*)

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Email Address (*)

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Mailing Address (*)

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Contact Telephone (*)

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Contact Info for Donor/Liaison (U.S. Contact)

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Project Description and Purpose

1. What is the name of the school, library, institution or organization that your application proposes to support? (*)

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2. What is the goal of your project? (*)

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3. How would this shipping grant support the success of your project? How will it benefit your organization/institution? (*)

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4. What is the current status of your Project? (Have books been gathered and stored? Is it already underway or just in the idea stage?) (*)

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5. What is the exact destination for the identified materials? (Please give the country, town, institution/library) (*)

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6. Please tell us, how did your partnership form to support this project? (*)

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7. How did you work together as donor and recipient to identify materials to match the needs of your project and the African organization/institution? (*)

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8. What are the materials you plan to send? What is the gap? What kinds of materials are needed? Please include the themes and subjects or gaps in collections/libraries that you are trying to address. (*)

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9. Where are you in the process of identifying materials that you would like to receive? (*)

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10. Where are your identified materials coming from? (ASA member donated collection? Book drive? Book donation agency? Etc…)? (*)

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11. What are your means of obtaining these materials? (Donation, purchase, other? Please describe) (*)

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12. Please detail your shipping and other logistical plans. How many books do you plan to send? What form of shipping will you be using (Containers, M-Bags…?) (*)

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13. Who will administer the project? (Please include contact information if different from applicant) (*)

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14. Who is the liaison in Africa? (The person who will pick up the materials from the shipping address and insure they will arrive at the proposed destination?) (*)

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15. Who will be submitting the final report to ASA? (*)

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Budget

1. What are the total costs needed for shipping of the project? (*)

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2. How much are you requesting from the ASA for shipping costs? (*)

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3. How will ASA funds be used? (*)

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4. For partial funding requests, how will other funds be solicited? (Do you have other organizations or grants supporting this project? Please state which ones particularly if your budget is much larger than what the ASA could feasibly fund.) (*)

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Please note that Award Recipients will be required to provide the ASA Secretariat with an update and photographs upon completion of the project, sharing how the funds were used. The update will be shared via blog and used to both promote the award as well as update ASA members who have contributed to the award. By selecting this button, you agree to these terms should you be awarded a grant.

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