Forum Fellowships


Get funded to bring your insights and perspectives to the DLF Forum! Various opportunities are available to help support your attendance. Updated information about 2018 fellowships will be posted in late spring.

Past opportunities:

  DLF Students and New Professionals Forum Fellows:

The DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community. To that end, we fund DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. Early-career library employees and graduate and undergraduate student assistants who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor are eligible.

 Learn more about the 20172016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 awardees.


DLF HBCU Forum Fellows:

The DLF HBCU fellowships originated in 2017 part of a collaboration between the HBCU Library Alliance and the Digital Library Federation’s liberal arts college community.  These awards are primarily designed to bring practitioners from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the DLF Forum.
See the 2017 awardees!


DLF GLAM Forum Fellows:

These travel awards, founded with support from the Kress Foundation, foster collaboration among the museum and digital library communities. Members in good standing of AIC (the American Institute for Conservation), ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), MCN (Museum Computer Network), and VRA (Visual Resources Association) may apply to receive a complimentary Forum registration.

From a DLF member institution? Learn how you can receive a registration award at a partner conference.

Meet the 2017 and 2016 recipients.


 ARL + DLF Forum Fellows:

 The DLF Forum typically achieves good gender balance, both for speakers and attendees—but our project to increase participant diversity and create an ever more inclusive community is an ongoing one. To this end, DLF began partnering with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 2013 to welcome “Forum Fellows from Underrepresented Groups,” now known as the ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships.

Meet the 20172016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 awardees.



 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellows:

Sponsored by Library Juice Academy and Library Juice Press, this award has supported travel and registration for one mid-career professional in digital libraries and related fields.
Meet the 2017 and 
2016 recipients!


FORCE11+DLF Forum Fellows:

 Meet the 2016 recipient!


 AMIA + DLF Forum Fellows:

Meet the 2016 virtual cross-pollinators!


 DLF Forum + Museums:

Learn more about the 2015 and 2014 awardees, and see our GLAM Cross-Pollinator opportunities.