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.
The Bursary Fund is available to delegates from outside Western Europe, students, independent scholars, retired, and unwaged scholars. The bursaries awarded range in value and will cover all or part of the Registration and Programming Fee for IMC 2021, which will be a wholly online experience.
We know that many medievalists have been adversely affected by the pandemic. However, if you feel able to, please make a donation to the IMC Bursary Fund to support marginalised scholars.
If you would like to make a donation today to the IMC Bursary Fund, please use the button below to visit the University of Leeds Online Store where you can make a donation of any amount:Donate to the IMC Bursary Fund
If the link above does not work, please visit the University of Leeds Online Store and follow the steps below:
- Please select Product Catalogue, then Conference & Events Office, then International Medieval Congress Supplementary Items
- Follow the link to IMC Bursary and Endowment Fund Donation.
We are also keen to hear from individuals and organisations who would like support scholars. If you are interested in contributing in this way, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make also make a donation to the IMC Bursary Fund when registering to attend the IMC. Even small contributions make a great impact.
The Institute for Medieval Studies Endowment Fund
The Institute for Medieval Studies received a substantial bequest from a fellow medievalist which enabled us to establish the Leeds Medieval Studies Endowment Fund.
Part of this fund directly contributes to the IMC Bursary Fund, further assisting medievalists in need of financial support to attend the Congress. In addition, it provides scholarships for MA and PhD students in the Institute for Medieval Studies, internship opportunities, and support for other activities in the medieval studies community. If you would like to support either the Bursary Fund or the Leeds Medieval Studies Endowment Fund, please do so using the relevant section of the IMC registration form.
Even small contributions can have a great impact. For further information about leaving a legacy, or other ways of making a donation to the International Medieval Congress and Leeds Medieval Studies, please email email@example.com.