Annual Fellowship Program

Fellowship applications are now open!

2019 International Conference Fellowships Available

Plan your 2019 conferences now!

ALLA Ltd is offering three $2000 fellowships to help members attend overseas international conferences (these conferences are CALL, BIALL,  and AALL).  A fellowship of $1000 is offered for NZLLA. 

In addition in 2019 ALLA Ltd is offering a further four $1000 fellowships to attend the IALL Conference which will be held in Sydney this year. See details below.

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference
May  26 - 29 Edmonton
(Including complementary registration)
Applications close: 31 March 2019, 5pm AEST

British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Conference
June 13 -15  Bournemouth
(Including complementary registration)
Applications close: 18 April 2019, 5pm AEST 

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference
July 13 – 16 Washington
Applications close: 17 May 2019, 5pm AEST

New Zealand Law Librarians Association (NZLLA) Conference
Aug 29 -30 Christchurch
(Including complementary registration)
Applications close: 4 July 2019, 5pm AEST

International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) Conference
October 27 – 30 Sydney
Applications close: 1 September 2019, 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 2019 ALLA Fellowship Application Form and send it to prior to the relevant closing date. 

Requirements for Successful Applicants

  • Successful recipients must make and pay for their own travel and accommodation arrangements before seeking reimbursement from the fellowship fund.
  • Successful recipients must attend the specific 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.
  • Successful recipients 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.

2019 ALLA Fellowship Application Form



Past Recipients of Previous ALLA Fellowships

2018 - Phil Mullen, Monika Zygmuntowicz
2017 - Lucy Brown, Louise Langridge, Margaret Hutchinson
2016 -Holger Aman, NSW Law Courts Library
2015 - Eleni Christofi, Arnold Bloch Leibler
2014 - Jolie Cook, Fisher Jeffries Gadens
2013 - Justine Hyde, Interim Director, Law Library of Victoria
2012 - Amanda Surrey, Manager, Group Legal, BHP Billiton
2011 - Debbie Bennett, Manager, NSW Law Courts Library