MLA Librarians Without Borders Ursula Poland International Scholarship‏

The Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship helps fund an international project by a US or Canadian health sciences librarian. Endowed in 2014, this award is designed to enable MLA to help fund a wide range of individuals whose projects are related to health sciences librarianship in an international context. The scholarship recipient receives a certificate at the MLA annual meeting and a scholarship award of $1,000 to fund expenses associated with an international health sciences library project.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicants must be members of MLA.
  • Applicants will hold a professional library or information science qualification but in the case of exceptional candidates this criterion may be waived.
  • Applicants must be currently working in a US or Canadian health sciences library.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of continuous work experience in a US or Canadian health sciences library.
  • The scholarship award is contingent upon completion of the project within 18 months of notification of the award.
  • A project report to the Librarians without Borders® Advisory Committee is required upon completion of the project
The completed application with documentation must be received by December 1, 2015. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by March 2016.
More information about this scholarship, as well as the application form, can be found here:
Please contact the Ursula Poland International Scholarship jury chair, Elaine Sullo, at, with questions.
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