Bursaries and Awards

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 2020 is 15 October 2019.

Applications have now closed for IMC 2020. Applications will open during summer 2020 for IMC 2021.

For the International Medieval Congress 2019, a total of almost £16,000 was awarded. Around 450 applications were received and 75 applicants were awarded bursaries ranging from £100 to £400.

Bursaries were awarded to participants from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Chile,  the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy,  Latvia, Libya, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Kosovo, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.

Travel Bursaries from the Templar Heritage Trust – Military Orders, Cistercians, Crusades

We would like to thank the Templar Heritage Trust (THT) for offering three bursaries of £200 each 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.

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.