Bursaries to attend any job-related, relevant course, seminar or conference
Personal members of the Association are encouraged to apply for a bursary in order to attend any job-related course, seminar or conference. These training events do not necessarily need to be of a legal nature, but could be relevant to other aspects of the role, including management or leadership, for example. A limited number of bursaries to cover the whole, or part of the cost of the event, are available. The bursaries do not include assistance towards travel expenses. Applications will be considered within 2 weeks of being received.
How to apply: click here for a bursary application form in Word (429kb). Applicants should complete the form indicating:
- Reasons for wishing to attend the nominated event
- Reasons for applying for a bursary
- How the nominated event will benefit your current role
- Full breakdown of the costs for which you are applying
Criteria for applications: Applicants must be full personal members of BIALL. In order for the Committee to make a decision, applicants are expected to submit an application explaining their particular reasons for requesting a bursary in order to attend the nominated event. On this basis applications are welcome from all sectors and circumstances from within the law library and information profession (including academic, law firm, government, special, solo operatives and freelancers).
The Committee will aim to decide on applications within 2 weeks of being received, and applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application as soon as possible afterwards.
Awarding of bursaries: In awarding a bursary the Committee may base its decision on a number of factors including:
- the quality of the application
- whether, or not, an applicant has received a BIALL bursary in recent years - preference may be given to those who have not benefited from a bursary in the past.
- if there is an expectation of future commitment and performance in the law library profession
- proven or potential contribution to and /or participation in the Association's activities
- the ability to be a good ambassador for BIALL, including being prepared to participate in conference sessions and activities
All bursary recipients are expected to write a report that may be published in the BIALL Newsletter, or LIM.
For further information please contact Angela Donaldson (Committee Chair).
Please submit your application by downloading the application form in Word from the top of this page, and submit it to the committee using the form below.