The Digital Library Federation, the Association of Research Libraries, and Electronic Resources and Libraries have announced a fellowship program to help offset costs to attend the DLF Forum, to be held in Austin from November 4–6, 2013.
ARL/DLF Forum Fellowship for Underrepresented Groups
Five fellowships to promote diversity at the DLF Forum. Fellowships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs. Registration to the Forum will be waived. To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the DLF Forum and must be of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.
ER&L and DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Awards
The purpose of these two grants is to extend the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum to two library professionals who would not typically go to the Forum, but who can envision and articulate a connection with their work and who see great value in building a dynamic and diverse peer network. The travel grants include conference registration, air travel costs, and housing in Austin.
DLF Forum Fellowships for New Professionals
Four awards of up to $1,000 each to go toward the travel, registration, board, and lodging expenses for Library employees (faculty, librarians, or staff) at DLF member institutions who have been in the profession for 3 years or less and whose work is wholly or predominantly in some area of the digital library. Graduate and undergraduate student assistants at DLF member institutions who, although only working part-time, make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor and who may be considering a digital library career are also welcome to apply.
All applications are due September 6, 2013, and award notification will be sent by September 30.