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Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference 2024: Attendance Grant

Attendance grant

The Steering Committee is offering two (2) attendance grants for the Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC) 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The grant is available only for regions of Kazakhstan outside of Astana.

What does the Grant cover?

The Grant covers the following: 

  1. Free registration fee for the entire conference
  2. Roundtrip tickets and/or accommodation costs.

Applicants must be able to attend the conference and will be responsible for all other pertinent costs not covered by the grant. 

What is expected from the grant holders?

Successful candidates will be required to attend the conference onsite and actively participate in the conference and other related activities. This also includes promoting the event via their personal social media platforms simultaneously. Use the hashtag #EALC2024

Following the conference, awardees will be required to write a brief article (approximately 800-1000 words) about their conference experience. The article should be submitted within 2 months after the conference to the editorial board of the journal Kitap patshalygy (Кітап патшалығы).


  • The applicant must be a Kazakhstan citizen. 
  • The applicant’s organization must be a first-time attendee and the candidate has not previously participated in the conference.
  • The applicant must be a library staff member. 
  • The applicant must declare that he/she can attend the conference. 

Application Procedures

Applicants should provide the following information for review by the Steering committee: 

  • A cover letter with your contact information and short summary of the employment status
  • A written statement of up to 500 words describing: 
    • How attending EALC will benefit you personally and professionally aligned to the theme of the conference; 
    • How will you practically apply the learnings from the conference personally and professionally. 
  • A statement of support from your employers stating that they are allowing you to attend the conference and they cover all other costs associated with the attendance to the conference that are not covered by the grant. 

To apply, please submit the required documents addressed to Yelizaveta Kamilova, Chair, EALC 2024 Steering Committee, to cc with the subject line: EALC 2024 Attendance Grant Application by 20 February 2024.

Applications must be received by 20 February 2024 and will be properly acknowledged upon receipt. All applications will receive a notification status not later than 28 February 2024.

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Important Dates

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers20 January 2024
  • Abstracts submissions deadline – 29 February 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance – 15 March 2024
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline – 1 May 2024
  • Submission of PowerPoint Presentations – 5 May 2024
  • Start of Registration 31 January 2024
  • Conference – 29-31 May 2024
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