Call for EAHIL-EBSCO Scholarship applications opens

By Petra Wallgren Björk | Published: 2014-11-27

Call for applications for the EAHIL-EBSCO Scholarships for the 2015 EAHIL+ICAHIS+ICLC 2015 Workshop starts today!

The EAHIL Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of EAHIL-EBSCO Scholarships to be awarded to worthy individuals to attend the EAHIL Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 10-12 June 2015. The scholarships, which are partly sponsored by the generous support of EBSCO, will each be 500 euros maximum. The Board hopes to award a minimum of six scholarships, but reserves the right not to award the full number of scholarships if there are insufficient applications of the required standard.

The Board will welcome applications from all those who are eligible (see below for further details on eligibility), including those who are newly registered as members. If you wish to register as an EAHIL member you may do so via this link:

The Aims of the Scholarship Programme are:

  • To support EAHIL members in the early stages of their careers by encouraging them to attend EAHIL meetings
  • To support EAHIL members who for economic or political reasons may have difficulty in attending
  • To maintain a high and relevant quality of presentations/CECs at conferences and workshops

For 2015 please note that the Board, with these Aims in mind, has revised the criteria for eligibility. Scholarship applicants are required to observe all of the following conditions, and the Board will not consider any application that fails to comply with them.

(a) Applicants must be citizens of one of the member states of the Council of Europe
(b) Applicants must already be registered on the EAHIL Membership Database as an individual Full Member of EAHIL at the time of submitting their application.
(c) Applicants must not previously have received a scholarship or registration award from EAHIL.
(d) Scholarships are not awarded to members from the country hosting the conference or workshop.
(e) Applications must be made only on the official online application form. They must comply with all requirements regarding length of application. Supplementary material sent in addition to the application form will not be accepted.
(f) Successful applicants will not be eligible for any concurrent fee waiver offered to specified participants at the conference.

All applications will be considered in confidence. They will be judged on the merits of the case submitted by each applicant. In assessing each application the Board will be particularly keen to support those members who are still getting established in their professional careers, and will take into account a number of criteria, including:

  • The applicant’s number of years working in health information
  • Will this be the applicant’s first attendance at an EAHIL conference/workshop?
  • How does the applicant intend to contribute to the Edinburgh Workshop
  • How does the applicant expect to benefit from attending the Edinburgh Workshop?

Applications must be made using the online application form which is now available at Applications must be submitted online not later than the closing date of Friday 16 January 2015.

The EAHIL Executive Board will notify successful applicants not later than 2 February 2015.

(NB The timetable for Workshop registration will be: Registrations open: 9 February 2015. Deadline for early registration: 16 March 2015. Last day of registration: 30 April 2015.)

If you have any queries about the application process please address them to either Suzanne Bakker, EAHIL Secretariat Supervisor or Peter Morgan, EAHIL Past President