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CMG Bursary

The Cataloguing and Metadata Group (CMG) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) is committed to promoting awareness of and expertise in all aspects of library resource description, including relevant metadata schema, standards and technologies. In order to further encourage excellence in this field in Ireland, the CMG decided at the end of 2012 to earmark some of its funds for a general bursary and award. Called the “CMG Bursary”, it has an annual cap of €500.

Purpose of the Bursary

The CMG Bursary is intended to foster research and best practice, as well as individual professional development in the Group’s field of interest. It has two possible applications: as an award for excellent projects, or as support to cover costs. All recipients of the bursary are expected to publish about their project in an appropriate format (e.g. blog post, peer-reviewed article).

Who Can Apply?

The CMG Bursary is open to all current Library Association of Ireland members or members of CILIP Ireland. LAI CMG Committee members can apply provided that they are not part of the judging panel. The bursary may be split among equally successful applicants.


More Information

Further details on the CMG Bursary, including how and when to apply, are available here.


Please contact the LAI CMG with queries and bursary applications at