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The Walter de Gruyter Stiftung

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De Gruyter Saur
Publishers at Berlin, Munich, New York

The Walter de Gruyter Stiftung [Foundation] has made an amount of EUR 10.000 available to assist young professionals from the Pacific region to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden (10-15 August 2010).

Successful candidates receive support for up to EUR 2.000 to cover the Congress registration, and assistance with accommodation, and travel costs.  Additional expenses need to be covered by other sponsorship, organisational support, or the successful candidate. [In exceptional circumstances and depending on travel costs, funding of up to EUR 2.500 may be considered.]

Eligible are those:

  • who are living and working in countries in the Pacific region;
  • and who are library and information professionals with at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience

Priority may be given to those who in addition meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Being employed by an IFLA institutional member, or being an IFLA personal or student affiliate
  • Never before having attended an IFLA annual Congress
  • Being a member of an IFLA Section's Standing Committee
  • Having a paper or poster proposal being selected for presentation in Gothenburg

Submission deadline:

1 March 2010  PLEASE NOTE: The application period is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted.

Please send your completed application as an attachment by email to:


Last update: 12 March 2010