Grants and Fellowships

We make a growing number of travel, registration, and tuition grants available year-round to DLF members and to the broader community invested in digital library work. Many of these grants bring individuals from other communities to the DLF Forum, or help DLF practitioners who wish to build a dynamic and diverse peer network make it to conferences they may not otherwise attend.

Our goal is to create “cross-pollinators”—professionals who move freely among our (sometimes walled) gardens. In an increasingly networked world, DLF means to increase communication between all groups interested in the future of information, including museums, libraries, colleges and universities, and anyone working in digital collections and services.

Current Opportunities

This year’s application deadline has passed. Stay connected with DLF communications for updates on future opportunities.

Forum Fellowships

Get funded to bring your insights and perspectives to the DLF Forum. Opportunities are available for those from member institutions and partner organizations. Applications are accepted in May-June annually. 

Cross-Pollinator Awards

Get funded to make connections and bring DLF community smarts to related conferences. Applicants must be affiliated with DLF member institutions. Application deadlines for Cross-Pollinator Awards are staggered. See program page for this year’s deadlines.

To Apply

DLF only accepts applications when a call is listed as currently open. Applicants are typically required to supply contact information and a résumé, as well as a statement about how attending the conference will expand their professional horizons, and what skills or ideas they could bring to the conference. When we open the call, we typically either provide an online form to fill out.

Winning applicants are asked to contribute a DLF blog post about their experiences.

Past Opportunities

These are grant and fellowship opportunities offered by DLF in the past. We are not accepting applications for these awards at this time.

Authenticity Project Fellowships

An IMLS-funded mentoring and professional development program for early- to mid-career HBCU librarians.

Futures Fellowships

A high-profile platform for mid-career digital library practitioners who are charting future directions for the field.

Tuition Grants

Get your tuition covered for other learning opportunities. The deadlines for Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and Leading Change Institute (LCI) grants have passed for 2020.

What's the DLF?

networked member institutions and a robust community of practice—advancing research, learning, social justice, & the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies

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