Travel Grants

The Tony Evans Travel Grant

A Travel Grant of 500 UK pounds (approximately 500 euros) is available to assist a young librarian to attend the IATUL Conference in Belgium, 1-4 June 2009.
Potential candidates should be under 35 years of age on 1 January of the year of the Conference.
The decision on the recipient of the Grant will be taken by the IATUL Board. In choosing the recipient of the grant, preference will be given to candidates in the following sequence:
  1. Suitable quality candidates from UK member libraries
  2. Suitable quality candidates from member libraries in the British Commonwealth
  3. Suitable quality candidates from other member libraries
Potential candidates should supply an application which should :
  1. Present a brief case (not more than 250 words) outlining why they wish to attend an IATUL Conference
  2. Include a brief CV with the application.
  3. Attach a letter stating that any additional funding will be provided by the applicant or by their library.
  4. Attach a letter of support from their Library Director.
A report on the candidate's experience should be sent to the Board within 3 months of the conference for possible wider distribution and/or publication.
Applications should be forwarded to the IATUL Secretary, Mr Paul Sheehan, Director, Dublin City University Library, Ireland, e-mail: by 31 March 2009.

The IATUL Board wishes to express its sincere thanks to Professor Tony Evans, formerly University Librarian at the Loughborough University and IATUL President 1969-1975, for providing the financial support to enable this Travel Grant to be awarded.

IATUL Travel Grant Program

IATUL operates an annual Travel Grant Program to assist first-time attendees at the IATUL Conference who are from outside of the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and EU countries. The purpose of the Travel Grants is to encourage participation by institutions that are currently not members of IATUL. Travel grants will be awarded to library and/or information professionals whose libraries qualify for membership in IATUL.
The IATUL Board has introduced a Travel Grant Program to support individuals from developing countries in order to increase the number and range of countries that participate in IATUL conferences.
When applying for a Travel Grant, please remember that English is the official language of the organization and its annual conference.
The Travel Grants are not intended to cover the full cost of attending the conference. They can be used for Conference registration costs and other travel expenses. The maximum amount of the grant for one person is Euro 1.000.
Conference organizers will not offer assistance with visa applications.

How to apply for a Travel Grant

Applicants should submit a short statement, in English, explaining what benefits they expect to obtain from attending the IATUL conference. Include in the application: name, title, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number (with area and country code), and fax number.
Only complete applications will be considered!

Where to send the application?

Please send your application to Ludo Holans,, Campusbibliotheek Arenberg, W. de Croylaan 6, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. Applications should be marked IATUL 2009.

Application deadline

20th February Applications for travel grants
15th March Confirmation of beneficiaries
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