IFLA 2016 National US Committee Fellowship Grant Application

[Application is now closed]

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The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, will offer up to 50 full fellowships to librarians from outside North America (U.S. and Canada) to attend the IFLA 2016 Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, a per diem food allowance, and conference registration fees. Priority will be given to early career professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of libraries who do not usually attend IFLA Conferences.


Applicants must be eligible to obtain a visa for travel.

Application Procedures

Your application should include:

  • One page Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including educational background), submitted as a PDF attachment
  • A statement (250 words maximum) regarding how your professional colleagues in your country will benefit from your participation in the IFLA conference


The application deadline is 31 December 2015. All applications will be acknowledged via email upon receipt.

Selection of the fellows will be made in January 2016 with notification in early February 2016.


Please contact the American Library Association’s International Relations Office, sshoger@ala.org, with any questions or concerns.