Current 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.