Extract from Association of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences (ALISS) constitution, 2018

  1. Bursaries
    1. The Group may offer (subject to availability of funds) 2 bursaries per calendar year for attendance at a conference of the applicant’s choosing
      1. 1 members’ bursary
      2. 1 student bursary
    2. The members’ bursary will be open to all individual or corporate members of ALISS, with priority given, at the committee’s discretion, to one or both of the following:
      1. Non-HE sector members, on the grounds that funding is not as readily available to them
      2. Early career members, by which we mean those working in libraries for less than five years – to include non-professional staff considering librarianship as a career or working towards a CILIP accreditation and qualified staff still working in non-professional roles, again on the grounds that funding is not as readily available to this group
    3. The student bursary will be open to part-time and full-time students currently studying for a CILIP accredited course for a first degree or postgraduate qualification in the library/information sector in the UK
    4. Both bursaries will cover conference fees and/or travel expenses up to a value of £250
    5. Application will be by a written statement setting out, in no more than 500 words, eligibility for application; reasons for wishing to attend the event and what benefits that attendance might bring to them in their current role or career development, now or in the future
    6. In the event of an application being received from an individual working at the same organisation as a committee member, that committee member will not engage with the selection process
    7. The criteria for consideration used in the selection process will be made publicly available on the ALISS website
    8. The recipients of the awards will write a report on the conference and their experiences, for inclusion in ALISS Quarterly at the committee’s discretion
    9. Bursaries will be paid on production of an invoice or proof of payment
    10. Awards are made at the discretion of the committee and the committee’s decision is final.