CIFNAL Travel Stipend Deadline Extended until April 15 for Members of CIFNAL

Monday, March 2, 2015
Judy Alspach -

CIFNAL, the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections/Collectif international des fonds documentaires en langue française, is pleased to announce that two stipends of $1,500 will be made available for CIFNAL institutional members to attend a conference or other information resource-related event in a francophone country.

Staff members of libraries that are institutional members of CIFNAL are eligible to apply for the stipends.  The 48 institutional members are listed here. The aim of this stipend is to enable two members of CIFNAL to increase communication and collaboration between CIFNAL and other francophone organizations. 

Preference for the CIFNAL member stipends will be awarded to candidates who did not receive a travel stipend last year and who are:

  • actively contributing to the work of CIFNAL.
  • committed to presenting a paper, organizing a workshop or otherwise taking on an active role in an organization in line with the objectives of CIFNAL.
  • engaged in furthering the development of CIFNAL, WESS and Western European librarianship.

Stipends will be awarded to defray cost of registration and/or travel up to $1,500.

Travel for CIFNAL member stipends must be completed by August 31. 2016.

Applications should be received by April 15, 2015. The stipend will be administered through CRL and the selection of recipients will be made before May 31, 2015 by members of the CIFNAL Steering Committee and CRL.

Two additional stipends of $1,500 have been awarded to two professional librarians working in a francophone country to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, California from June 25-June 30, 2015.