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SLA Europe will administer this jointly supported award under their Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) program to support registration for the 2020 virtual SLA Annual Conference. 

SLA Europe are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) this year to sponsor participation in the virtual SLA Annual Conference 2020 (14-16 October for live sessions, with additional asynchronous education sessions: 

The Award is open to students or professionals with up to five years' experience who are SLA members or who are prepared to become a member of the sponsoring division (placeholder: Legal or Science & Technology) if successful. For students, the Award will also cover the cost of one-year SLA membership.

If you applied previously, you don't need to re-do your application, unless you would like to (e.g. due to a change in role or circumstances). Please just email us at to confirm that you wish to be considered - we'll also try and contact you too. New applicants are also welcome! 

The closing date is 30 September 2020. For information on how to apply, please see here:

The Science-Technology Community of SLA and SLA Europe Community will be offering this award jointly.

Applicants should be a first-time attendee at an SLA conference, be enrolled in an accredited Master level LIS programme in Europe, interested in a career in special librarianship, preferably with a focus on working in a science and technology environment.  You may see past award winner names on our main awards webpage.

Submission deadline is 30 September 2020

Details and the application form are at