Photo: Imrana Ghumra (Co-Chair of HLG) with prize winners at the HLG 2016 Conference held in Scarborough.
HLG offers a number of grants and bursaries to support the continuing professional development of our members. These include conference bursaries to attend both national and international conferences, financial assistance to support unemployed members attending our courses. Additional awards include the Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize to recognise outstanding services to medical librarianship and the biennial Research in the Workplace Award (RIWA) to support small UK based workplace research projects with the aim of developing a strong evidence base for health information practice.
Guidelines: Unless otherwise indicated, applicants for HLG grants and bursaries must be current CILIP members. The value of the grants and bursaries is at the discretion of the Health Libraries Group Committee. The Committee’s decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into. The Committee reserves the right not to make an award.
A condition of being awarded funding is that recipients will share their experiences with HLG members and, if requested, will provide a report, conforming to the guidelines on the HLG website.
HLG Conference bursaries
HLG will be supporting 25 members to attend the HLG 2020 conference in Aviemore. Please see the Conference Bursaries
page for further details.
Health and Care Explained Event Bursary
HLG is providing one bursary and travel allowance for an HLG member to attend the Health and Care Explained Event taking place at the King’s Fund on 20th January 2020. The lucky recipient is Ryan Woodward from City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust
Bishop and LeFanu Lecture
The Bishop and LeFanu Memorial Lecture was established in 1968 and is currently given at the biennial HLG Conference on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting.
Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize
Established in 1962, this prize is awarded by the Health Libraries Group Committee in recognition of outstanding services to medical librarianship and is awarded at the biennial HLG Conference.
The 2018 recipient was Richard Osborn for his outstanding contribution to medical librarianship.
HLG Members are now invited to nominate a recipient for 2020. Please complete the online nomination form at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CyrilBarnard2020
EBLIP 2019 Bursaries
HLG offered two full bursaries for members to attend the 10th International EBLIP Conference in Glasgow including travel allowance. The bursaries were awarded to:
• Anna Brown, CEBIS Specialist at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
• Ann Stairmand-Jackson, Librarian at Birmingham City University
HLG International Award
The HLG International Award was established in 2012 and is run in partnership with CILIP’s International Libraries Group (ILIG) and Partnerships in Health Information (Phi).
HLG sponsored Bursaries - CILIP conference
HLG will be supporting members to attend the 2020 CILIP Conference in Southport, between 3rd and 4th November.
HLG Conference bursaries
HLG funded 9 members to attend the HLG 2018 conference in Keele. Bursaries are available for first-timers as well as presenters.
International Clinical Librarians Conference (ICLC) Bursaries
HLG supported two members to attend the 10th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC) in Manchester in October 2019
Leslie Morton Bursary
The 2019 recipient of the Leslie Morton bursary was Anne Gray, Knowledge Officer at Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit to attend EAHIL in Basel.
The Bursary was established to encourage attendance at international conferences in health librarianship, medical bibliography or medical history and awards up to £1,000 to the successful recipient.
Applications for the 2020 Leslie Morton Bursary are now open.
Research in the Workplace Award
Applications for the 2020 Research in the Workplace Award (RIWA) will open later in the year.
The 2018 Award, sponsored by HLG, UHMLG and LIRG, was given to Reading for Health, a collaborative proposal submitted by Carol Hallesy, Knowledge Services Manager at NHS Lanarkshire and Lynn Clark at CultureNL Libraries.
UHMLG Spring Forum Bursary
Applications are now open for two bursaries to support HLG members attending the UHMLG Spring Forum in London. Please complete the online application at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HLG_UHMLG2020 . Applications will close at 17.00 on Friday 14th February 2020.
The lucky recipients to attend in 2019 were Amy Rippon (Roehampton University) and Hazel Fisher (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust).