Bursaries

Ian Ledsham bursary for IAML Poland 2019 now open for applications

The Ledsham Bursary is awarded annually to a member of IAML (UK & Irl) in order to assist attendance at IAML international conferences. This year's conference will be held 14-19 July 2019 in Krakow, Poland. For further information see the preliminary programme and the conference website.

The bursary funding is £350.00. The application deadline is 15th April 2019. To apply please fill in the application form found on the Music Libraries Trust website and return it to Megan Dyson by email to bursaries@musiclibrariestrust.org

 Further information and application requirements below:

The Ian Ledsham Bursary Fund exists to honour the memory of Ian Ledsham, a long-standing and much respected member of the UK & Ireland Branch of IAML, who died in September 2005. It offers financial support to IAML UK & Ireland Branch members who wish to attend IAML's international conferences. Ian very much appreciated the opportunities provided by attendance at these conferences.

Please note:

Applicants must be paid-up personal or institutional members of the IAML UK & Ireland Branch (as defined in the UK & Irl Branch Constitution Art. XVI) at the point at which the application is made. Preference will be given to applicants who are active within the Branch.

  • Applicants must be international IAML members if they wish to qualify for members' rates.

  • People already in receipt of Branch funding for a specific project will normally be ineligible.

  • The award is meant to contribute to the cost of attending the conference, not to cover all expenses. Subsistence costs will not be contributed to. The award is £350.00.

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate the potential benefits to themselves and their institution by attending the conference.

  • It would normally be expected that the applicant's institution will grant leave to attend the conference. Any letters of institutional support would be welcomed as part of the application.

  • Bursary recipients are advised to take out suitable insurance to cover their costs in the event of their non-attendance, as the bursary will normally be paid after attendance.

  • Successful candidates must write a 1000-word report of attending the conference, to be sent to the Bursaries Administrator. The Executive Committee of IAML (UK & Irl) reserves the right to publish all or part of the report in the Branch blog.

2019 IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend bursary applications now open

The International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) UK & Irl branch will be holding their next Annual Study Weekend on 12-14 April 2019 at the University of Leicester College Court. The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the ASW. The application deadline is Thursday 3 January 2019.

2018 IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend bursary applications now open

The International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) UK & Irl branch will be holding their Annual Study Weekend this year, 6-8 April 2018 at the University of Edinburgh. The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the ASW. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. The application deadline is 10th January 2018.

Ian Ledsham bursary for IAML Riga open for applications

The Music Libraries Trust is now accepting applications for the Ledsham bursary. The Ian Ledsham Bursary is awarded annually to a member of IAML (UK & Irl) in order to assist attendance at IAML international conferences. This year's IAML conference will be held between 18 and 22 June 2017 in Riga, Latvia. For further information see the preliminary programme and conference website.

The application deadline is 10th April 2017. The award amount will be confirmed shortly. To apply please read the requirements and fill in the application form from our website, then return it to our bursaries administrator Megan Dyson by email to bursaries@musiclibrariestrust.org.

ASW 2017 Bursaries now open for applications

The International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) UK & Irl branch will be holding their 2017 Annual Study Weekend on 7-9 April 2017 at the University of Exeter. This is a great opportunity to network with other music librarians and those who work with music, attend sessions on topics relating to library practice, advocacy and musicology, and discover the latest happenings in the field. 

The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the ASW. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. The application deadline is 10th January 2017. Both full and part bursaries are available, which include up to £70 for travel expenses.

To apply please read the requirements and fill in the application form from our website, then return it to our bursaries administrator Megan Dyson by email to bursaries@musiclibrariestrust.org. 

Applicants are advised not to make travel arrangements until the outcome of their application is decided.

N.B. Please be aware that ASW bookings do not open until 5 December 2016.

Ian Ledsham bursary for IAML Rome now open

The Music Libraries Trust is now accepting applications for the Ledsham bursary. The Ian Ledsham Bursary is awarded annually to a member of IAML (UK & Irl) in order to assist attendance at IAML international conferences. This year's IAML conference will be held in Rome, 3-8 July 2016. The application deadline is 19th April 2016. To apply please read the requirements and fill in the application form from our website.

Applications now open for ASW bursaries

The Music Libraries Trust is now accepting applications from students and library staff for bursaries to attend the 2016 IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend to be held on 1-3 April 2016 in Manchester. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. Both full and part bursaries are available.

The deadline for applications is 19 February 2016. To apply, please download and complete our funding application form, and send it to the Bursaries Administrator.