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Professional Development Fund

CILIP in Scotland Professional Development Fund aims to support CILIP Professional Registration Framework (PKSB), Chartership, Fellowship and/or Revalidation by providing financial assistance to members wishing to undertake continuing educational development related to enhancing skills in the information profession.  This can include conferences, events, courses* or seminars organised by CILIPS, CILIP or other bodies in the UK or overseas.

The assistance awarded may not cover all costs and single individual awards are limited to £600.  A funding call is made for applications 4 times a year via CILIPS newsletter and website.

*Courses of study leading to a qualification must be accredited by a recognised library body (eg CILIP, LAI). If you are unsure on this point please e mail for clarification before applying.

Funding for the initiative is being sourced from accrued profits earned from CILIPS Annual Conference and supplier exhibition.

The criteria for the fund is available here.

Current call for applications

You can apply for the current call for applications here.

The deadline for the current round of applications is 4pm on the 8th March 2019 and applications must be for a work related course, conference or event that takes places between the 1st April 2019 and the 30th June 2019.

Previous Awards

A condition of receiving an award is that recipients will write up a report for the CILIPS website. The following reports have already been written:

Jane Brebner – YLG Conference

Jill Reid – YLG Conference

Jennifer Horan – YLG Conference (via Storify)

Jeremie Fernandes -THERE IS A BETTER WAY / Information Literacy Skills to Empower

Stephen Leitch – SLG National Conference

Laura MacNeil – CILIPS Conference 2016

Jessica Walther – CILIPS Conference 2016

Alanna Broadley – CILIPS Conference 2016

Melanie Tauscher – CILIPS Conference 2016

Caitlin McCulloch – CILIPS Conference 2016

Christine Love-Rodgers – ATLA 2016

Sarah Louise McDonald – Radical Librarian’s Collective Gathering and the CILIP Conference 2016

Shelagh Toonen – Autumn Gathering

Clare Hemsworth – New Professionals Day 2016

Sarah Ames – Introduction to Programming course

Robert Allanson – Copyright in the Digital Age

Kayleigh McGarry – CILIPS Conference 2017

Siobhan O’Brien – CILIPS Conference 2017

Diane Scott – SLA 80th Conference

Pamela McLean – SLA 80th Conference 

Christine Brooks – UXLIBS III

Chris O’Malley –  International Congress of Medical Librarianship and European Association for Health Information and Libraries Conference

Lauren Bick – CILIP Conference 2017

Valerie Black – Autumn Gathering 2017

Patricia McParland – Autumn Gathering 2017

Sharron Wilson – UKSG 2018

Michelle O’Hara – LILAC 2018

Linda Hazle – CILIPS Conference 2018

Wendy Bathgate – CILIPS Conference 2018

Clare Hemsworth – SLA Conference