16 February 2019

Grants for IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation 2019

By Janice Ow for Manager, IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania. Hope everyone is having a good start to the new year of 2019.

2 We have good news from IFLA. IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is providing conference grants for 40 participants to attend the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens, Greece from 24 to 30 August 2018. The grant is available to librarians and library workers from all library types. The application must be a member of his/her national library association. They are giving priority to first time attendees to the WLIC. Details of the grants are appended below.

3 We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to submit your applications before the deadline of 20 March 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of April 2019. Do note that there is an early bird discount for registration made before the deadline of 15 May 2019.

IFLA WLIC 2019IFLA is pleased to announce an expanded range of conference participation grants for our IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019, 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in Athens, Greece.

With generous support from a variety of sources, grants and awards are available every year to help delegates attend IFLA WLIC, providing financial support to cover congress registration and/or other costs (travel, accommodation, daily expenses). 

This year, we are pleased to introduce a special grant in honour of Margreet Wijnstroom, the first female Secretary General of IFLA whose real passion was to expand IFLA’s global engagement and redefine librarianship in the developing world.

In addition, we are grateful to the International Librarians Network (ILN) for giving opportunities to librarians in need of support to attend the Congress in Athens. 

While some grants focus on certain regions or career stages, others are open to all. Be sure to read through the descriptions, check the eligibility criteria for each of the grants and apply for the most suitable one for better success!

Check out the latest calls for applications: 

See the full list of grants on the IFLA WLIC 2019 website.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Janice Ow
for Manager, IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

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