Attending conferences is an important way to keep up to date with the sector and meet colleagues, which is why MidFed offers members the opportunity to apply for a bursary. Is there a major conference that you have always wanted to attend, but never been able to afford? Personal members of the Federation can apply for a bursary for their first attendance at any residential conference organised by a museum-related group with a UK national remit.
The bursary can be for any amount up to the total advertised cost of the conference, including conference and residential fees (travel to the venue is not included).
Application is by letter or email to the Honorary Secretary. Your application should set out details of the conference and dates, the amount you are applying for and how and why you would benefit from attendance. If you would be attending the conference to fulfil a continuing professional development goal (e.g. as part of the AMA or other scheme), please explain how and why the conference is relevant to your CPD.
Bursaries are assessed by the Federation’s council on a rolling basis, so please apply well in advance.