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Grants for Gothenburg


It is our great pleasure to announce that 2010 funds are now available to support a number of colleagues from countries in Asia/Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to attend our IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg.

Travel grants can be provided thanks to generous donations from a number of different sources:

  • de Gruyter Saur Publishers, for participants from the Pacific Region
  • Approximately EUR 60.000 will be made available from the Stichting IFLA Foundation and the Swedish Library Association
  • Axiell Library Group AB have kindly provided €16,000 towards our grants programme. They are also our ‘Special National Sponsor' for the IFLA 2010 Congress.

For a more detailed description of the donors and their specific requirements please refer to them separately above.

Successful candidates receive support in the form of Congress registration, hotel and additional expenses for a maximum total of EUR 2.000. Additional expenses need to be covered by other sponsorship or by candidates themselves.  [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 Asia/Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • 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.

IFLA WLIC 2010 gratefully acknowledges the generosity of contributors to grants funding:

Stichting IFLA Foundation
Swedish Library Association
de Gruyter Saur Publishers
Axiell Library Group AB


Additional Grants & Awards

Last update: 12 January 2011