Bursaries

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Skills and Knowledge Exchange Bursary

Bursaries are available for CENL members to share skills and knowledge. They are up to the value of €1000 per application.

About the bursary

The bursary can relate to any aspect of skills and knowledge exchange such as:

  • Visiting a national library for face-to-face mentoring and shadowing to learn new skills and share your experiences
  • Attending a training event (e.g., tutorials, workshops, seminars, conferences) run by other national libraries
  • Running a workshop for members to attend and share best practice
  • Preparing a webinar or online event for members

Application eligibility criteria

  • Your employer is a CENL member
  • Your national library is up to date with CENL membership fee payments
  • All activities are with other CENL members and enable skills and knowledge exchange

Deadline

There is no fixed deadline to apply for the Skills and Knowledge Exchange Bursary, applications are accepted year-round.

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Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant

The Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant celebrates the enormous contribution Erland Kolding Nielsen has made to the development of European libraries throughout his long and distinguished career.

About the grant

The Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant is a grant of up to €5.000, which is awarded to CENL member library projects that promote international collaboration and strengthen bonds between CENL libraries.

In 2017 CENL introduced a grant to celebrate the enormous contribution Erland Kolding Nielsen made to the development of European libraries throughout his long and distinguished career as Director General of the Royal Library, Denmark from 1986-2017.

The grant is based on proposals from either individual CENL member libraries or from a group of member libraries. The grant can focus on any aspect of international library collaboration including:

  • Development of collections (physical and digital)
  • Improving research
  • Educational or cultural services including exhibitions
  • Promoting inter-library staff communications
  • Staff development
  • Infrastructure development

Application eligibility criteria

  • Your employer is a CENL member
  • Your national library is up to date with CENL membership fee payments
  • All collaboration activities are in partnership with other CENL members and will foster international collaboration

Deadline

The 2019 Call for Applications is now closed.
The Executive Committee calls for written proposals in January each year, and the successful recipients are announced at the annual CENL AGM.

Donate to the grant

If you or your institution would like to donate to the CENL grant in honour of Erland, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact cenl@bl.ukand we will send you details of how to donate.

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