New IALL Stipends Programme 2017
The IALL Board has approved the creation and funding of FOUR new stipend awards of up to US$500 each to cover the cost of an international visa and/or reciprocity fees in order to enable an IALL member to attend the IALL Conference. This is a new trial pilot programme to benefit IALL members.
Due to the very international nature of the Association, the Board is aware that many IALL members face financial constraints on attending the IALL Annual Conference. However it has become clear from talking to members that some could potentially attend the conference if they just had a small “top up” or supplement to their own funds. An award of a small stipend of up to US$500 to enable members to pay for an international visa and/or reciprocity fees can sometimes make the crucial difference.
Applications for a stipend of up to US$500 to pay for an international visa and/or reciprocity fees to enable a current IALL member to attend IALL’s 36th Annual Course – IALL 2017 – in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 22 October to 25 October 2017 are now being accepted.
To apply, please fill in and submit the application form below. The application and all documentation must be in English. Expenses must be calculated in $US dollars. See application information and guidelines below.
- IALL Stipends of up to US$500 each for current IALL Individual members; FOUR such stipends can be awarded.
- The purchase of the international visa and/or reciprocity fees must be for the purpose of attending the IALL 36th Course in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Stipend recipients will be expected to supplement the funds awarded by IALL with other sources, including personal funds, if necessary.
- Any current 2017 IALL member (excluding members of the IALL Scholarships Committee) can apply for one of these four stipends.
See Selection Guidelines below.
An IALL Stipend includes the following benefits: a grant of up to US$500 to assist IALL members with paying the cost of an international visa and/or reciprocity fees in order to enable them to attend the IALL 36th Course in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Stipend application deadline is Saturday 22nd July 2017.
To apply, please fill in and submit the online Stipend application form. Please be sure to upload all required documentation with your online application: personal statement explaining why the stipend would enable you to attend the IALL Conference, two letters of reference (one must be from your current employer) and a copy of your CV/resume. The application and all documentation must be in English. Expenses must be calculated in $US dollars.
Covered expenses: Please be sure to fill in the itemized estimates of covered expenses portion of the application form; covered expenses only include the cost of an international visa and/or reciprocity fees.
Questions or inquiries? Please contact David Gee, Chair of the IALL Scholarships Committee at David.Gee@sas.ac.uk
- The following documents are required from all applicants and must be uploaded as PDF documents into the appropriate online application form:
- A personal statement explaining why the stipend will enable you to attend the IALL Conference;
- Two (2) Letters of reference, one (1) of which must be from your current employer;
- A copy of your CV/resume.
- Itemized estimates of covered expenses must be entered into the application form calculated in $US dollars; covered expenses are only the cost of an international visa and/or reciprocity fees.
Stipend Eligibility and Selection Guidelines
- Applicants must be current 2017 dues-paying Individual members of IALL.
- Applicants must be in current employment in librarianship with significant legal context to their work. The stipends are not available to students or those not currently in employment.
- Preference will be given to:
- applicants with a demonstrated commitment to IALL and its mission;
- applicants who demonstrate promise and are likely to make significant contributions to the association and the profession of law librarianship;
- applicants who are able to cover other expenses to attend the conference but cannot afford the additional expense of an international visa and/or reciprocity fees.