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Briggs-Washington Bursary

CILIP Conference 2019 – 3-4 July, Manchester
The CILIP Conference is returning to Manchester this July bringing together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Liz Jolly, Patrick Lambe and Kriti Sharma. The programme is being finalised but you can see an outline of the session content at Keep up to date by following @CILIPConf19

CLSIG are very pleased to offer a Briggs-Washington bursary place for a CLSIG member to attend this year's conference.  

What is covered:
The bursary from CLSIG will cover a place at the conference, up to two nights hotel accommodation, and reasonable UK travel expenses.

Applicants must be members of CLSIG, and have agreement for attendance at the conference from their manager.

The bursary recipient is expected to write an article for the autumn issue of the CLSIG Journal to reflect on and develop ideas that came out of the conference (rather than simply describe the experience).  

We’d also like you to tweet for CLSIG during the conference (#CILIPConf19).

How to apply:
Submit a statement of no more than 300 words explaining why you wish to attend the conference, and how you believe it will benefit your professional practice. You may wish to mention any sessions in which you have a particular interest. In addition, please also include an estimate of travel costs (excluded from word count!) 

Send your application to by 5:00pm BST on Friday 19th April 2019. The recipient will be announced on 26th April 2019.

Alternatively, early bird discounts are available until 17 May and you can book these directly on the website. Remember to log in to the CILIP website before booking so that it recognises your membership status and offers you the correct delegate rate.

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf19 and #CILIPConf19 and visit the website


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The Briggs-Washington Bursary is offered in memory of two outstanding members of the Commercial, Legal & Scientific Information Group: Norman Briggs and Bert Washington.

CLSIG announced the launch of the Briggs-Washington bursary in 2015, which provides a free place to a CLSIG member to attend a conference. It is usually offered for the CILIP Conference and for Internet Librarian International.

Norman Briggs and Bert Washington were exceptional contributors to the advancement of the Group. We lost them both in March 2013 – Norman to a long-fought illness and Bert in a tragic accident. We have been looking for a way to commemorate these two wonderful people which will reflect in perpetuity their philosophy of promoting excellence and the careers of information scientists working in the commercial field. Hence the bursary which bears their names.

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