As a part of its commitment to the profession and to continuing professional development, UKeiG offers awards for professionals, members, early-career professionals and students.
Contact for queries
Please have a look at the information on each award page, and contact us at email@example.com if you have any further queries.
UKeiG CILIP Conference Bursaries
Covers the full conference fee and one night's accommodation for the CILIP Conference
- Applications open until Thursday 19th April 2018
The CILIP Conference is returning to Brighton this July with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals. You can read more about the conference at: http://cilipconference.org.uk
What is covered:
The bursary from UKeiG will cover a place at the conference and one nights hotel accommodation.
Applicants must be members of UKeiG, 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 UKeiG Journal, eLucidate, 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 UKeiG during the conference (#CILIPConf18).
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.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm BST on Thursday 19th April 2018. The recipient will be announced before 23rd April.
To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf18 and #CILIPConf18 on Twitter, and visit the website.
UKeiG Student or Early-Career Professional Conference Grant
Discretionary award offered to help a current ILS student or an early-career professional attend a relevant conference. (May not cover complete cost.)
- Open. Applications can be made at any time
UKeiG Student Bursary
Provides funding towards information management courses for UK students who are nominated by their department.
UKeiG Early Career Award
Celebrates extra-ordinary and inspirational enterprise in early-career professionals who are members of CILIP.
- Winners announced: Amy Finnegan, Catherine McManamon, Helen Monagle and Siobhan Cottam, founders of the New Library Professionals Network (NLPN).
UKeiG Research Grant
Assistance towards meeting the costs of a small research project.
- Call for applications in November
Jason Farradane Award
Made to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the information profession.
- 2016 Winner announced: Hazel Hall, Professor of Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University
Tony Kent Strix Award
Recognises an outstanding contribution to the field of information retrieval in its widest sense.
UKeiG Information Manager of the Year Prize
The year's best Information Manager
- Winner announced: Marlize Palmer, Welsh Government, Head of Library and Archive Services