Deadline Extended for DPLAfest Travel Grants
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is excited to work with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) program of the Council on Library and Information Resources to offer DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants. The purpose of these grants is to extend the opportunity to attend DPLAfest 2015 to four DLF community members. Successful applicants should be able to envision and articulate a connection between the DLF community and the work of DPLA.
The deadline for travel award applications has been extended from March 5th to March 11th.
The original call for applications can be seen here:
Four awards of up to $1,250 each to go towards the travel, board, and lodging expenses of attending DPLAfest 2015. Additionally, the grantees will each receive a complimentary full registration to the event ($75). Recipients will be required to write a blog post about their experience subsequent to DPLAfest; this blog post will be co-published by DLF and DPLA.
Applicants must be a staff member of a current DLF member organization and not currently working on a DPLA hub team.
Send an email by March 11th, 5 pm EST, containing the following items (in one document) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “DPLAFest Travel Grant: [Full Name]”:
- Cover letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor/manager or an institutional executive, including acknowledgement that candidate would not have been funded to attend DPLAfest.
- Personal statement from the candidate (ca. 500 words) explaining their educational background, what their digital library/collections involvement is, why they are excited about digital library/collections work, and how they see themselves benefiting from and participating in DPLAfest.
- A current résumé.
Applications may be addressed to the DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Committee.
Candidates will be selected by DPLA and DLF staff. In assessing the applications, we will look for a demonstrated commitment to digital work, and will consider the degree to which participation might enhance communication and collaboration between the DLF and DPLA communities. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 16, 2015.