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 delegates from outside Western Europe, students, independent scholars, pensioners, and unwaged scholars. The bursaries awarded range in value and may cover all or part of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation, and meals.
The deadline for bursaries for IMC 2021 was 31 October 2020.
For IMC 2021, some 258 applications were received for the IMC Bursary Fund. A total of £8,120 was awarded to 116 recipients from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the UK, Ukraine, and the USA.
The global coronavirus pandemic has led to a second virtual IMC as we were not able to plan an in-person IMC on an appropriate scale with any certainty in a safe, legal, and responsible way. However we are aware that the pandemic has also precipitated global financial crises, 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.
Bursaries from the Templar Heritage Trust – Military Orders, Cistercians, Crusades
We would like to thank the Templar Heritage Trust (THT) for offering six bursaries to IMC delegates. THT operates as part of the Charities Aid Foundation and makes a number of grants each year in support of academic research and conservation of historic buildings. THT takes a particular interest in the literary, architectural, and cultural legacy of the medieval Knights Templar and their period in history.
All eligible proposals will be considered for this bursary automatically.
Bursaries from the Miriam Czock Fund
Thanks to the Memorial Fund set up to honour Miriam Czock (1976–2020), a brilliant medievalist, adamant university teacher, and long-standing attendant of the IMC, a new bursary has been instituted for the International Medieval Congress in 2021. This year, the bursary is awarded to two PhD students or postdocs in the fields of early and high medieval history who have applied to the IMC Bursary Fund.
BAll eligible proposals will be considered for this bursary automatically.
Sieglinde Hartmann Prize for German Language and Literature
Thanks to the generosity of Sieglinde Hartmann, president of the Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft and a long-standing supporter of the IMC, a new prize was instituted for the 2018 Congress. The prize of €250 is awarded for the best abstract for any paper proposal in the field of medieval German language and/or medieval German literature.
All eligible proposals will be considered for this prize automatically.