Conference Fund

LIBER’s Annual Conference Fund awards a limited number of bursaries each year, enabling library representatives from specific European countries to attend the conference.

The eligible countries are agreed by the LIBER Executive Board annually at its October meeting, and decisions on applications to the Fund are made by the Secretary General.

Eligible Countries

Residents of countries classified as LIBER Participant tiers B and C will be eligible to apply for the LIBER 2024 fund. These countries are:

Tier B

  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia

Tier C

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Selection Criteria

The criteria for assessing submissions/applications, in order of preference, are:

  • Candidates from LIBER libraries with an accepted presentation or poster abstract
  • Candidates from LIBER libraries who have submitted presentation or poster abstracts but whose abstract or poster has not been accepted for the Annual Conference
  • Candidates from LIBER libraries with special circumstances (e.g. being a member of the Conference Programme Committee).
  • Candidates from LIBER libraries who have not submitted an abstract or a poster but who have submitted an application to the Fund, as permitted under the terms of the Fund.

NB. Candidates who have received an award within the previous three editions are given a lower priority than those who have not.

Recipients are encouraged to contribute a blog/news piece to the LIBER website to summarise their experience at the Conference. 

Number of Awards

Twelve awards will be granted in 2024.

How To Apply

Applying is simple: just send an email to stating your interest in receiving the award. The deadline to submit your application is 1 March, 2024. 

Origin of the Fund

At LIBER’s Annual General Assembly in 2005, participants decided to add a small premium to the Annual Conference registration fee, and this premium is used for the Conference Fund.

53rd LIBER Annual Conference