The deadline for JoVE Film Your Research Contest was June 15, 2017, 11:59 pm EST. To review contest timeline and awards visit the contest blog
Ends on August 18, 2017
Apply TODAY for the Charleston Edition of the Award: Deadline is 8/18/17 @ Midnight PT.
MLA Award Recipients have been announced: Meet the 3 librarians awarded

The JoVE Librarian Travel Award

JoVE will award 3 librarians who are taking leadership roles to raise awareness about Scientific Research Reproducibility in their communities with (1) a travel grant to the 2017 Charleston Conference and (2) the opportunity to showcase their initiative(s) during and after the conference. 

How to Apply

To apply, please create an account at the bottom of this page. Once logged in, submission fields will appear at the bottom of the page. Fill out the form and submit your application materials. You will receive a confirmation email after you have submitted. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 

Terms and Eligibility

Each awarded librarian will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for conference related expenses. Opportunities to showcase your work during and after the conference will be discussed directly with each awarded applicant. 
  • Applicants must be currently employed as Librarians in an Academic, Medical, or Research Institution. Applicants from all countries are welcomed. 
  • Applications must be received by the August 18th deadline

Application Requirements

JoVE empowers:

  • Collaboration between librarians and scientists/faculty/students in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
  • The use of new technologies for scientific research in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
  • Creative ways libraries spread information within academic and non-academic institutions.

In that spirit, each applicant should submit:

A one-page essay (500 words max.) describing the librarian’s initiative to raise awareness on the reproducibility crisis, including the tools they make available to their researchers and faculty. Providing specific examples of initiatives are encouraged and supporting materials* can be uploaded together with the essay but it is not mandatory. Any results or evaluation data from past initiatives will also be considered as supporting materials. 

* For example but not limited to the following: Libguides URLs, Flyers, Email and Social Media Campaigns, Blogs, Orientation Packages, Videos, etc. 

Evaluation Criteria

A jury of academic librarians will judge the applications using a 'blind review' process. The five main criteria on which applications will be judged are: (1) Submission is well written and addresses the theme, (2) Specific examples of campaigns or activities are provided, (3) Specific resources, tools, or technologies selected by librarians for scientists' use or for communication are shared, (4) The initiative(s) are well designed and creative, and (5) Submission includes how the initiative(s) will be assessed and evaluated.