DLF Fellowships

DLF Cross-Pollinators LogoWe make a growing number of travel 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.

The news from February 2017: Applications are currently open for a cross-pollinator opportunity to send DLF community members to AIC (28 May – 1 June 2017): deadline 1 March.

Applications are also currently open for a cross-pollinator opportunity (1 free registration) to send a DLF member to the 2017 BitCurator Users Forum (27-28 April 2017): deadline 27 February.

Forum Fellowships

Get funded to bring your insights and perspectives to the DLF Forum.

DLF/Kress GLAM Forum Fellows: Applications for AIC, VRA, ARLIS/NA, and MCN members to attend the Forum are currently closed. Meet the 2016 recipients.

FORCE11 + DLF: Applications are currently closed. Meet the 2016 recipient!

AMIA + DLF: Applications are currently closed. Meet the 2016 virtual cross-pollinators!

DLF Students and New Professionals Forum Fellows: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 20162015, 2014, and 2013 awardees.

ARL + DLF Forum Fellows: Applications are currently closed. Meet the 20162015, 2014, and 2013 awardees.

Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellow: Applications are currently closed. Meet the 2016 recipient!

DLF Forum + Museums: Applications currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 and 2014 awardees, and see our new, Kress Foundation-supported DLF/GLAM Fellows opportunities.

Cross-Pollinator Grants

Get funded to make connections and bring DLF community smarts to related conferences.

DLF/Kress GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellows: Applications to send DLF practitioners to AIC are OPEN NOWOpportunities for MCN, VRA, and ARLIS/NA are currently closed.

DLF to BitCurator: Applications for one free registration to send a DLF practitioner to the 2017 BitCurator Users Forum is OPEN NOW! Deadline 27 February 2017.

DLF to AMIA: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 in-person DLF/AMIA Hack Day awardees and the 2016 virtual cross-pollinators!

DLF to ER&L: Applications are CLOSED. Learn more about the 2015 and 2014 awardees.

DLF to FORCE11: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 awardee.

DLF to VRA: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 awardees here and here.

DLF to DPLA: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 and 2016 awardees.

DLF to OpenCon: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2014 awardee.

DLF Tuition Grants

Get funded for other learning opportunities.

DLF + DHSI: Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the 2015 and 2016 awardees and about DHSI discounts for DLF members.

To Apply

DLF only accepts applications when a call is listed as currently open on this page. 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 or ask that you send an email with the subject “Cross-Pollinator Travel Award: [Name]” to awards@diglib.org, including ONE bundled PDF attachment with the required materials. Winning applicants are asked to contribute a DLF blog post about their experiences.