This award consisting of up to $350 is designed to assist Godort of Michigan members in pursuing professional development activities related to government documents librarianship. Up to two awards may be offered during any given Godort of Michigan membership year. Examples of professional development activities include, but are not limited to: Preference will be given to members who are either new to the field or whose libraries have limited travel/continuing education funds.


  • Applicant must be a current Godort of Michigan member.
  • No one can win a grant more than once during any given three years.
  • Applicant must fill out the attached application form.
  • Award recipients are expected to contribute an article to Red Tape summarizing their experiences.

    Deadline for applications:

    Completed applications must be postmarked, faxed, or e-mailed three months prior to the travel date to the Director at Large of Godort of Michigan. Every attempt will be made to notify the successful applicant/s two months prior to the travel date. The current Director at Large is Doug Way at the Grand Valley State University Library, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401; telephone : (616) 331-2863; e-mail: wayd@gvsu.edu; fax : (616) 331-2895.

    Past recipients include: