Contribute to the IMC Bursary Fund

In 2020, bursaries totalling £20,000 were awarded to 98 recipients ranging from £100 to £400. For this year’s Congress, bursaries were awarded to participants from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Libya, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and the USA.

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 may cover all or part of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation, and meals.

If you would like to support the IMC Bursary Fund, please use the relevant section when making your booking for the IMC. Even small contributions make a great impact.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to the IMC Bursary Fund to support marginalised scholars in future years, visit the University of Leeds Online Store and follow the steps below:

  1. Please select Product Catalogue, then Conference & Events Office, then International Medieval Congress Supplementary Items
  2. 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

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