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Professional Development Grant

Each year, GELA awards Professional Development (PD) Grant to a GELA member to participate in or attend library-related conferences, workshops, seminars, or lectures.

Applications for this year’s PD Grant are now being accepted until midnight on March 17, 2023. This year we will award up to $200.

The PD Grant recipient will be chosen by the end of March and applicants will be contacted at that time. The recipient will also be announced at GELA’s 2023 Annual General Meeting.

You must be a current member for the 2022/2023 membership year to apply for this grant. Please refer to GELA’s membership page to update your membership. You can join or renew your membership at the time of applying for this grant. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email

In your application, you will be asked to provide:

  • personal information
  • an estimated budget
  • a brief description (200-300 words) of the PD activity stating the benefits of this opportunity to you and/or the library community.

If you are a successful recipient of the GELA PD Grant, you agree to:

  1. provide associated receipts to the GELA Treasurer within 30 days of the end of the event, and
  2. present a summary of the event to GELA members at the next AGM following the event (e.g. a verbal presentation or written brief)

** Members of the GELA executive are not eligible to apply for this grant.

GELA Professional Development Grant Application Form

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