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ICLC Bursaries 2019

Two bursaries to support HLG members to attend the International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC) in Manchester between 3rd & 4th October.

        Cost of full registration (£250)

        Up to £250 travel / accommodation expenses


Guide for Applicants

        The 2019 ICLC Bursaries are open to CILIP Health Libraries Group members.

        Funding is available for attendance at the 10th International Clinical Librarian Conference taking place at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2019. The award will cover the cost of full registration and up to £250 travel / accommodation expenses.

        Applicants will need to confirm whether any additional funding is being received from an alternative source.

        Applicants should confirm that they will be able to attend the conference if successful and, where applicable, that their line manager has given approval for them to attend.

        The value of the award 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 award the Bursaries.

        Deadline for receipt of applications is 17.00 on Friday 12th July 2019. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the decision is made.

        A condition of being awarded funding is that recipients will share their experiences with HLG members and that a meeting report, conforming to the guidelines on the HLG website, is produced.


Application process

Applicants should email the following to Doug Knock, HLG Awards Coordinator :

        A brief CV (max 3 pages) including your CILIP / HLG membership number

        A personal statement of up to 1000 words addressing the following:


a)       Why should the CILIP Health Libraries Group fund you?

Give examples of your professional engagement and how you might share your learning with colleagues.

b)       What do you hope to gain from attendance?

Where possible please reflect on the programme and consider how your attendance at this specific conference is particularly relevant to this stage of your career.

Applications must be received by 17.00 on Friday 12th July 2019.


Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider how applicants

        have demonstrated their professional engagement within health libraries

        intend to share their learning with colleagues

        have reflected on the potential benefits of attendance

        demonstrate the relevance of attending the conference

Preference will be given to applicants who have not been a recipient of an HLG Bursary over the previous 5 years.

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