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John Campbell Trust

John Campbell Trust


The Trust offers two types of award:
The John Campbell Conference/Travel Bursary: intended to help an information professional to attend a conference or undertake a programme of travel.
The John Campbell Student Research Bursary: intended to help a student on a taught course (undergraduate or postgraduate) in information or library studies to undertake a specific dissertation project and research students to undertake field work that would otherwise not be possible.

How to apply

Grants are offered according to a schedule, with a call for applications for awards, a submission deadline and a decision phase. The Trust may make one or two calls a year. Award winners are decided by the Trustees.
If you are not an information professional or a student of information science, please do not apply.

Past Winners

You can check out some of the past winners of Conference/Travel and Student Research Bursaries here.

Contact the Trust

All questions concerning the Trust, the bursaries offered or the application forms should be addressed to the Chair:
Professor Adrienne Muir
c/o School of Creative and Cultural Business
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen AB10 7QE

More information

The John Campbell Trust (Registered Charity No 802262) was established as an independent charitable trust through the bequest of the late Dr John Campbell, an early member of the Institute of Information Scientists. It is administered by a body of Trustees under the chairmanship of Adrienne Muir. Its purpose is to further the education and development of information professionals through grants, scholarships, research or travel awards, and thereby to enhance the knowledge and experience of the information community as a whole.


Adrienne Muir, Chair
Jeanette Castle
Diana Clegg
John Dolan
Derek Law
Duncan McKay
Stephen Robertson

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