South African Library and Information Trust Grants for Research and Development Projects 2017, closing date 31 October 2016

Applications for grants are invited. Read more about the Trust Grant – click here.

The SALI Trust, established after the dissolution of the South African Institute for Librarianship and Information Science (SAILIS), has the following objectives:

  • To promote the common interest of persons carrying on the profession or occupation of librarianship and information work within the Republic of South Africa; and in doing so
  • To develop librarianship and information studies in order that library and information services of a high standard may be rendered by all persons active in the Library and Information Sector in the Republic of South Africa.

In line with these objectives the Trust annually offers at least one grant each (maximum R40 000) in the fields of (1) research and of (2) development in librarianship and information work in South Africa, for projects which, according to the Trustees, will best contribute to the realization of the above objectives.

  1. Research

Research for a postgraduate qualification or a research project in the library or academic environments that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge and development of the library and information sector.

  1. Development in librarianship and information work

Projects which contribute to library and information development in some way, e.g. through the improvement of library services and systems or access to and use of information resources and reading material.

Interested persons may apply for grants on the prescribed form (see below). Please complete the form online  or print the form and complete manually. Failure to provide required information could lead to disqualification.

Grant Application Form: MSWord 

Applications, preferably in electronic format, should reach the Administrator of the Trust by 31 October 2016 at the following address: or otherwise at PO Box 38220, Faerie Glen, 0043

Enquiries: John van Niekerk

Cell:  083 596 8292