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Bursaries and Awards

IMC Bursary Fund

Bursary applications for IMC 2025 are now open. The deadline for bursaries for IMC 2025 is 23:59 (GMT) 13 October 2024.

Submit a Bursary Application for IMC 2025


Each year, the IMC receives many applications for financial support. As part of our commitment to widening participation at the IMC, the IMC Bursary Fund is available to students, independent scholars, pensioners, unwaged scholars, and delegates from outside Western Europe. The bursaries awarded range in value and may cover all or part of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation, and meals.

For IMC 2024 a total amount of £20,000 was awarded. 430 applications were received and 135 applicants were awarded bursaries. For this year’s Congress, bursaries were awarded to participants from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

We are aware that many in our community are facing increased financial pressures as a result of inflation, often impacting the most marginal in our communities the hardest. The IMC is run on a not for profit basis, with any surplus from each Congress being reinvested in the Bursary Fund. However, if you feel able to, you can make a donation to the IMC Bursary Fund here. Even small contributions make a great impact.

Templar Heritage Trust Bursaries

We would like to thank the Templar Heritage Trust (THT) for offering three bursaries to IMC delegates. The THT is a foundation charity incorporated organisation (registered charity number: 1202183) and makes a number of grants each year in support of academic historical research and skills training for the conservation of historic buildings. The THT takes a particular interest in the literary, architectural, archaeological, and cultural legacy of the medieval Knights Templar and their period in history. 

Liverpool University Press 125th Anniversary Bursary

We would like to thank Liverpool University press for offering a bursary in celebration of their 125th anniversary for IMC 2024. To find out more about Liverpool University Press, visit:

All eligible proposals will be considered for this bursary automatically.