2017 Fellowship applications are now open!

5 April, 2017 at 1:46 PM

With 2017 we are offering a new model for the ALLA Fellowship.  With the 2017 Fellowships we hope to help as many members of the association as possible attend international conferences that focus on the area of law librarianship.

Fellowships Available

ALLA Ltd is now offering five $1500 fellowships to help members attend international conferences (one fellowship is available to each of the conferences below).


Application Closing date

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference
(Including complimentary registration)

19 April 2017, 5pm AEST

British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Conference
(Including complimentary registration)

30 April 2017, 5pm AEST

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference

31 May 2017, 5pm AEST

New Zealand Law Librarians Association (NZLLA) Conference
(Including complimentary registration)

30 June 2017, 5pm AEST

International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) Conference

30 July 2017, 5pm AEST

Please note it is not intended that the Association cover the whole cost of attending the conference.

How to Apply

Decide which conference you would like to go to and complete the application form and send it to fellowships@alla.asn.au prior to the relevant closing date.

Requirements for Successful Applicants

  • Successful applicants must commit the funding to attend a conference within the calendar year of receiving the award. If the award is not taken up within the timeframe, the funding and registration will be void.
  • The successful recipient will reimburse ALLA of the funding in full, should they not fulfil the obligations of the fellowship program.
  • Fellowship recipients are responsible for arranging all travel (including visas and passports), accommodation, insurance, and where required, registration.
  • Successful applicants are required to submit an article to the Australian Law Librarian Journal within 12 weeks of returning from the conference.

Criteria for Applications

In order for the Committee to make a decision, applicants are expected to submit a detailed application explaining their particular interest in attending the conference of their choice.  In awarding a fellowship the Committee may base its decision on a number of factors including:

  • The quality of the application, including reference to the conference programme and specific sessions of interest.
  • The ability of the applicant to be a good ambassador of ALLA and Australian law librarians through their intent to participate and engage in the international conference.
  • Whether, or not, an applicant has received an ALLA scholarship or fellowship in recent years.  Preference may be given to those who have not benefited from a bursary in the past.

Fellowship Committee

Applications will be considered by the Fellowship Committee.

The Fellowship Committee will consist of four people: National Vice President (Committee Chair), one board member, and two general members sought through the Divisional Presidents.

Of the four committee members, the National Vice President will only vote in the in the event of a tie.