In 2023, IFLA is offering WLIC attendance grants to emerging leaders. These grants aim to empower and motivate young professionals to engage with the international library field.

The grants specifically target emerging leaders in the library field 25 – 35 years of age and who are personal members of IFLA or staff of an IFLA institutional member.

The IFLA Emerging Leader Grant will provide support for a small group of delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2023 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The purpose of the grant is to provide emerging professionals with the opportunity to attend the IFLA Congress, engage with other professionals across the world and facilitate networking for the advancement of librarianship in the recipient’s institution, community, and country.

Read about one past Emerging Leader’s experience at WLIC 2022 for some ideas of what to expect!

Applications must be received by 26 May 2023.

Full details on eligibility and applications procedures: