Rovelstad Scholarships in International Librarianship

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship

Course(s) Offered: Library and information science
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Provider: Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad
Country to Study in: Singapore

Scholarship Description
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce a scholarship for a student of library and information science, the Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship, to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

The scholarship is intended to encourage students who have an interest in international library work and enable them to participate in IFLA early in their careers. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad.

Eligible applicants for the Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2017 IFLA annual meeting according to the criteria set out below.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school of library and information science at the time of the 2017 IFLA annual meeting. They must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should have an interest in cooperative endeavors with international libraries, international standards, or other international library and information issues.

Eligible groups
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Participating Institutions
Any accredited school of library and information science

Field of study
Undergraduate or postgraduate level studies in Library and Information Science

Number of awards
One (1) grant is available each year

Sponsorship duration
This is a ONE-week long conference meet: The 2017 IFLA annual meeting takes place in Wroclaw, Poland, August 19-25, 2017.
Previous conferences:
The 2013 IFLA annual meeting took place in Singapore, August 17-23.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship covers conference registration, passport fee (if applicable), international economy-class air travel, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.

Method of Application
Application requires filling an online form. Please read the information on this page before filling out the online application form. If you need further information, please e-mail A complete application consists of the following items submitted through CLIR's online application system:
  • a completed and submitted online application form;
  • official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate-school records; and
  • two letters of reference submitted by reference providers through the online application system.
Complete applications must be submitted using CLIR's online application form by January 27, 2017.

The award recipient will be notified by April 5, 2017.

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an American independent, nonprofit organization. It works with libraries, cultural institutions, and higher learning communities on developing strategies to improve research, teaching, and learning environments. It is based in Washington, D.C., United States. CLIR is supported primarily by annual dues from its 183 sponsoring institutions and 156 DLF members, and by foundation grants and individual donations.

Application Deadline: 27 January 2017
Open to International students: Yes

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