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CILIPS Annual Conference 2024 – Funding Opportunities

CILIPS Annual Conference 2024, Funding Opportunities, Information for All.

With a theme of ‘Information for All‘, we are eager that delegates from every area of our sector and at every stage of their careers can have the opportunity to attend the 2024 CILIPS Annual Conference. In order to make the event as accessible as possible, several sources of funding are available to help support your attendance.

Please note that, unless otherwise stated, sponsored day places cover the full conference fee for the day you choose to attend – applicants can browse the programme before selecting either 3rd or 4th June – but they do not include travel or accommodation.

For further questions about funding opportunities, please contact admin@cilips.org.uk.

CILIPS Professional Development Fund

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 8th March

The CILIPS Professional Development Fund aims to provide financial assistance to members wishing to undertake professional development activities related to enhancing skills in the information profession, including attendance at conferences like CILIPS24. The current call for applications is for events taking place between 1st April and 30th June 2024, and the deadline for applications is 4pm on 8th March 2024.

Priority will be given to applicants currently undertaking CILIP Professional Registration – Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and/or Revalidation – and in all cases, applicants should specify where their proposed professional development activity links with areas of the Professional Knowledge & Skills Base.

Read the full fund criteria.

When you apply via the online form, you will be asked for a short (300-500 words) supporting statement detailing:

You will also be asked to give a breakdown of the costs involved in your attendance at CILIPS24; whether you have benefited from any other CILIP / CILIPS awards within the last five years; and whether you have previously attended a similar event (giving details if so).

Apply for the fund

Applications will be considered by a Sub-Committee of the Trustee Board and all applicants will be informed of the decision by email as soon as possible after the closing date of 4pm on Friday 8th March.

Scottish Library & Information Council Bursaries

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 11th March

SLIC is offering bursaries for CILIP members working in a Scottish public, school library or further education library to attend CILIPS24.

To apply for a bursary, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Work for a public library service in Scotland; OR work for a school library service; OR work for Further/Higher/Specialist Education Library and/or Learning Centre.
  • Be a current member of CILIP – you should submit your membership number on your application.
  • Complete the online form and include a summary of no more than 500 words outlining why you would like to attend the conference and what learning you anticipate taking back to your workplace.
  • Check with your line manager that you can attend the conference for the full two days.

Please note: the bursary will cover the full conference delegate two-day package and delegates are expected to be present for the full conference. The bursary is non-transferable.

Applications should be submitted via the online form by 5pm on Monday 11th March at the latest.

CILIPS Regional Branch Sponsored Day Places

CILIPS Central Branch

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 12th April

CILIPS Central Branch is offering one funded day place at the CILIPS Annual Conference. Applicants are asked to submit a short statement of around 100 words, explaining why they think they would benefit from attending the conference. The successful applicant will be asked to post on X/Twitter during their day at the conference, tagging @CilipsCentral.

To apply or enquire, please contact Branch Secretary Yvonne Manning at cilipscentralbranch@gmail.com by 4pm on Friday 12th April.

CILIPS East Branch

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 12th April

CILIPS East Branch is offering one funded day place at CILIPS24. Applicants are asked to write a short paragraph explaining why they’d like to attend the conference and how they think it would help their professional development. The successful applicant will then be asked to write a report about their experience at the conference to go on the CILIPS East website.

Please email your application to Branch Chair Julie Sutherland at julie.sutherland@forrester.edin.sch.uk by 4pm on Friday 12th April.

CILIPS North East Branch

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 12th April

CILIPS North East Branch is offering a sponsored day place at the CILIPS Annual Conference.

To apply, please write a short statement of no more than 100 words explaining why you would benefit from attending and what your preferred day to attend would be.

Applications should be sent to cilipsne@live.co.uk by 4pm on Friday 12th April. The successful applicant will be asked to write a short conference report after the event.

CILIPS Tayside Branch

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 12th April

CILIPS Tayside Branch is offering a total of four funded day places for delegates: two on Monday 3rd June and two on Tuesday 4th June. Applicants are asked to write a short paragraph explaining why they’d like to attend the conference and how they think it would help their professional development. The successful applicants will then be asked to write a report about their experience at the conference to go on the CILIPS Tayside website.

As these places are funded by former TAFLIN funds, applicants who live or work in Tayside or Fife are welcome.

Applications should be sent by 4pm on Friday 12th April to Branch Chair Laura Stewart at  Laura.J.Stewart@angusalive.scot.

CILIPS West Branch

Deadline: 4pm, Friday 12th April

If you are a member of CILIPS West Branch and would like to attend the CILIPS Conference, we would welcome your application for a sponsored day place. To apply: send a paragraph on what you would get out of attending and that you agree to write up a blog post for CILIPS West on what you enjoyed or got the most from. Let us know which day you would prefer to attend.

Email cilipswest@gmail.com by 4pm on Friday 12th April – good luck!

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