ICOM UK offers two travel bursary funds designed to help ICOM members resident in the UK and British Overseas Territories engage with the international museum community.
In 2018-19 ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, will also offer Travel Grants to support museum staff to travel internationally to develop mutually beneficial projects and partnerships.
Please note: Travel Bursary applications are considered on a first-come-first-served basis. ICOM UK still has funds to award Camilla Boodle Bursaries in 2018.
ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme
ICOM UK, with support from the British Council, is pleased to offer travel grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations.
The 2018-19 ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme will enable recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills, expertise and experience. The Travel Grant Scheme supports museums who are starting to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships. This scheme does not fund travel to international conferences and events. ICOM UK members can apply for a Travel Bursary to attend relevant international conferences and events (see below).
The ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grant Scheme is open to non-members.
Deadlines for applications:
09:00 Monday 4 June 2018 (for travel before 10 December 2018)
09:00 Monday 24 September 2018 (for travel before 11 February 2019)
Click HERE to download the Word application form, which includes full details about eligibility and priorities for the scheme.
ICOM UK Travel Bursary Fund
The ICOM UK Travel Bursary is a designated fund operated by ICOM UK to provide grants for museum workers from across the United Kingdom to attend ICOM General Conferences, meetings of its International Committees (subject specialist groups) and other relevant international conferences.
Click HERE to learn more about the Travel Bursary Fund and download the Application Form.
Click HERE to read the Travel Bursary Reports from bursary recipients.
Camilla Boodle Bursary Fund
The Camilla Boodle Fund was set up in the memory of an ICOM UK Board Member. It is a restricted fund administered by ICOM UK to provide grants for ICOM UK members who wish to extend their travel and/or museum visiting before or after an ICOM meeting or international conference.
Click HERE to learn more about the Camilla Boodle Bursary Fund and download the Application Form.
Travel Bursaries and Grants Committee
The ICOM UK Bursaries and Grants Committee is a sub-group of the Executive Committee that is tasked with reviewing and making recommendations on Bursary and Grant applications. Chaired by Nigel Sadler, it includes Maria Ragan, Catherine McDermott and Helen Thomas.
The Committee operates under a set of Terms of Reference which guide their deliberations. For the sake of transparency, you can download the Terms of Reference below.