CHF 5,000-8,000 per annum to be granted – only if there are worthy candidates.
IBBY will grant partial scholarships of up to CHF 3000 for outstanding individuals for training in publishing, writing or illustrating children’s books, or reading promotion in a country other than his/her own.
Candidates must be proposed by an IBBY National Section.
Candidates must attend a formal course or other type of training event which in IBBY’s view is recognised and is of proven value.
The candidates must be outstanding and already established professionals. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate that the knowledge that they will take back with them will be used to improve the standing and practice of children's literature in their country.
Preference will be give to candidates from countries that otherwise would not be able to find sponsors for candidates to participate in such training opportunities.
All sections are eligible to propose a candidate for a scholarship.
The application must include:
- Description of the proposed course or training event
- CV of the candidate
- A formal statement from the candidate as to how attendance at the course will be used personally, professionally and within the world of children’s literature in their own country.
- Letter of recommendation from the nominating IBBY section
Applications will be accepted once a year and reviewed by the Projects Subcommittee. Its recommendations will be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval at its second annual meeting.
Accepted by EC, Bologna, March 2008