Bursaries and Awards

IMC Bursary Fund

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 2023  was 23:59 (BST) 15 October 2022.

Click here to access the Bursary Application Form.

For IMC 2023, 377 applications were received for the IMC Bursary Fund and £20,000 of bursaries were awarded. 132 bursaries covering the full Proposal and Registration fee were awarded to recipients from Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, Ukraine, and the USA.

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. However, if you feel able to, you can make a donation to the IMC Bursary Fund here. Even small contributions make a great impact.

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 Memorial Fund

Thanks to the Memorial Fund set up to honour Miriam Czock (1976–2020), a brilliant medievalist, dedicated 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.

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.