A former member, Serge Weisager, bequeathed The Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) funds to help young French-speaking communicators to attend MPS meetings. Accordingly, qualifying candidates are invited to apply for Serge Weisager grants to attend the 2022 Biennial Congress and General Meeting in Oslo, Norway, October 4-8, 2022.
The grants provide financial assistance for travel, accommodations, and the conference registration fee. The award amounts may vary, but will not exceed USD 6,000.
Applications are open until Thursday, June 30, 2022. Applications must be made and submitted by the candidates personally, not by others on their behalf.
Qualifications for Applicants
Applications will be considered only from candidates who are:
French speaking (though they may have other languages too);
Have a reasonable command of English (since this is the language of the conference);
Sympathetic to the aims and values of The Mont Pelerin Society;
Able to demonstrate a clear intention and ability to attend the meeting;
Involved in or interested in a media career (this includes all French-language online, social, printed and broadcast media; it also includes those who are deeply engaged in communications, even if it is not their main career).
Applicants must provide a CV of no more than one page and answer all the items on the list below:
Please state: Your name, Your address, Telephone, Email address, Date of birth, and Present occupation;
Do you believe you meet the qualifications listed above?;
What level of spoken English do you have?;
Are you able and willing to attend The Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Oslo, Norway, October 4-8, 2022?;
What is your media and/or other relevant experience to date? (maximum 100 words);
What are your French-language media career ambitions? (maximum 50 words);
What values and ideas of The Mont Pelerin Society do you share? (maximum 50 words);
How to you expect your future career to advance these aims? (maximum 50 words);
Are you known to any members of The Mont Pelerin Society who would endorse you? If Yes, please give the names and contact details of up to two such persons. If No, please give the names and contact details of two other referees.
This information should be sent by email, with the subject Serge Weisager Grant Application to The Mont Pelerin Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before Thursday, June 30, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Qualifying applications will be judged competitively. Successful applicants will be informed in late July or early August 2022.