HLG is delighted to invite applications from HLG members for this year’s Leslie Morton Bursary worth up to 1000 to support attendance at an international (outside of the UK or your home country) conference in health librarianship, medical bibliography or medical history.


Do you dream of attending an international conference but struggle to find the funds? Are you in interested in attending the EAHIL workshop in Basel (June), the Health & Biosciences section at IFLA in Athens (August), the Medical Library Association Conference in Chicago (May) or even the Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference in Ottawa (June)?  Are you an HLG member? Read on…


Leslie Morton Bursary

Guide for Applicants


Application process

Applicants should email the following to Doug Knock, HLG Awards Co-ordinator [log in to unmask] :

a)         Which conference you hope to attend and why?

What do you hope to gain from attendance? Where possible please reflect on the programme and consider how your attendance at this specific conference is particularly relevant to this stage of your career.

b) Why should the CILIP Health Libraries Group fund you?

Give examples of your professional engagement and how you might share your learning with colleagues.

Applicants should confirm that they will be able to attend the conference if successful and, where applicable, indicate that their line manager has given approval for them to attend.

Applications must be received by 17.00 on Sunday 10th March 2019.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider how applicants

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been a recipient of the Leslie Morton Bursary.

Leslie Morton

Leslie Morton was an inspiration to generations of medical librarians and was highly regarded by many members of the medical profession. In every way he was a remarkable man who was an outstanding medical librarian, bibliographer and medical historian. A driving force in professional affairs he was a founder member of the Health Libraries Group and a leading organizer of the first International Congress on Medical Librarianship (1953). He enjoyed warm relations with professional colleagues in the United States, which he visited several times. He received the highest medical library association awards in Britain and North America - the Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize in the UK and the Marcia C. Noyes Award in the US.

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If you have any additional questions about this bursary, please get in touch directly.


Kind Regards


Doug Knock

HLG Award Co-ordinator

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CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our strength is our diverse and active membership covering all health and social sectors, and geographical areas in the UK. Members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. Students with an interest in health and social care information are also welcome. Several HLG members live and work abroad.





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