How We Provide Bursaries

Educational grants (€1000 each) to support ECLAM residents are available. Council decides each year how much support to offer, depending upon the College’s financial situation and the amount of external support received from our sponsors.

Support may be awarded for:

  • courses needed during residency
  • short-term visits to other facilities, i.e. to gain experience with other species or in another professional setting
  • travel to a conference at which a presentation or poster has been accepted
  • purchase of books for study and exam preparation

Criteria for applications:

  • Only current ECLAM residents are eligible, up until they sit their examinations
  • Applications must be made at least 6 weeks before the event, to allow time for Council to review the request
  • One bursary per resident per year will be allowed, with preference given to those further along in residency.
  • Bursaries may be used to cover costs of travel, course fees, and accommodation only
  • Maximum bursary amount is €1000

ECLAM Council decides on the awards. The criteria for approval are:

  • A minimum of 3 impartial Council members to approve, one of whom must be the President
  • Decisions will be taken within 2 weeks of application

Within 2 weeks of the course or visit, a brief report (1 A4 page) must be sent to the Secretariat for dissemination to members and/or publication on the website. A copy of the report along with copies of receipts and the reclaim form must be sent to the Secretariat.

The last date to apply for reimbursement is 10 December of the year the grant is awarded.

ECLAM strives to provide financial support for residents who need to obtain additional experience, training or study materials. We are greatly indebted to our supporters for their generous donations, as well as to our Diplomates who contribute through membership fees.