May 20, 2011 Leave a comment
The main aim of the DREaM project is to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers and – as such – we are looking forward to bringing together the UK LIS research community at our events. We also recognise that the involvement of international participants in DREaM events will provide excellent opportunities for UK LIS researchers to strengthen their links with colleagues from beyond the UK. We are therefore pleased to welcome delegates from abroad to the launch conference, should they wish to participate. Indeed, you may have noticed that three of our speakers and facilitators are based outside the UK: Professor Blaise Cronin from the US, Professor Gunilla Widén from Finland, and Dr Dylan Evans from the Republic of Ireland.
We are pleased to offer a free delegate place and a travel bursary of £100 to one of our international delegates at the DREaM launch conference at the British Library, London on Tuesday 19th July 2011. All interested in LIS research from countries beyond the UK – whether they be our close neighbours in the Republic of Ireland, or based at the other side of the world – are welcome to apply. The award will cover the conference fee, plus £100 to help with travel costs to the UK. The winner will be expected to source funding from elsewhere to cover additional expenses such as the balance on travel, plus subsistence and accommodation costs.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 6th June. Applications will be judged by members of the DREaM project advisory board in the same week, and the names of the winners announced afterwards.
To apply, please complete the application form.