UK eInformation Group (Special Interest: Group of CILIP: Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals).
Must be a Student.
Type of grants
The Group has two awards:
1. Student Bursary
The £2,500 award is open to UK students on both first degree and postgraduate qualification courses (whether taught or research) in a UK school or department of librarianship, information studies, information science, knowledge management or information management running courses accredited by CILIP.
Awards are not open to distance learners unless they are unwaged. The award is equally available to a student who has received it previously. The award is only open to self-funding students who are not in receipt of government funding, or any other award, bursary or scholarship. Students may have a student loan.
A call is sent to universities and to departments of information studies in July each year; departments may put forward the name of one student who they believe to be deserving of the award, along with a brief recommendation detailing why the awards panel should select their candidate.
Applications to be received by mid-October.
2.Student Conference Grant
The grant is offered to any UK undergraduate and postgraduate student in a UK school or department of librarianship; information studies, information science, knowledge management or information management running courses accredited by CILIP. Each grant is offered to enable a student to attend a UK-based conference relevant to their professional studies. Applications are accepted throughout the year. The grant award may not cover all costs. Nominations should take the form of a letter detailing the benefits to be gained from attending the conference, as well as details of the conference, including date and place, and the costs to be incurred.
Must be made in writing. The awards will be given on the basis of the student's need, so the case should concentrate on their exceptional lack of funds.
Grant provided by: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Benevolent Fund
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