August 28, 2009
George Atiyah Prize
Hey there, professionals of the future! We all know that the double-edged sword of conference attendance is that they are usually too expensive for a student to swing on his or her own, but especially useful as students can really use that networking opportunity, along with a chance to explore a variety of issues in the field.
Fortunately, sometimes a group of people with money to spare come along with a pile of cash they'd like to give to a promising new professional/student who'd like to attend a conference. One such pile of money is the George Atiyah Prize, for current library students interested in attending the annual meetings of the Middle East Librarians Association and the Middle East Studies Association of North America in Boston this November. The prize is limited to current students, but that's not to say there won't be another one next year. If you're interested in Middle-East studies, this would be a good opportunity to keep your eyes on for next year, too.
In general, SI staff and faculty often pass on information on scholarships and awards like this through the SI email listservs. Don't assume that because you're living on student loan money that you can't participate in professional development opportunities-you may just have to be a bit more resourceful in finding/attaining them.
Posted by messelti at August 28, 2009 10:17 AM