GLAM Cross-Pollinator Awards

GLAM Cross-Pollinators

Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together. Initially supported by generous Kress grants from 2015-2017, the DLF Cross-Pollinator program, in partnership with other GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) organizations, endeavors to build bridges among our communities, bring new voices and perspectives to the DLF Forum, and continue our efforts at “cross-pollination” by sending DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit.

Award winners for all opportunities will be selected by CLIR/DLF staff in consultation with partner organizations. You may apply for multiple awards, but preference will be given to applicants who have not yet been a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellow.


2023 Partners: Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) ♦ Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) ♦ Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

An award covers the cost of registration at one partner conference and can be applied retroactively for a full refund if payment has already been submitted. Conference dates are as follows:

Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), Austin, Texas, March 5-8, 2023
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Mexico City, Mexico, April 18-21, 2023
Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), London, England, October 27-31, 2023

Awardees’ only obligations to DLF are to fully engage in the conference they attend and write a brief reflection on their experience for the DLF blog.


To be eligible for a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award, an applicant must be a current employee or student at a DLF member organization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.


Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of ‘cross-pollinator’.

Application form


Applications for each award will close at 11:59 pm ET on each of the following dates:

To attend ER&L: Deadline has passed  
To attend ARLIS/NA: Deadline has passed
To attend ASIS&T: Deadline has passed

Applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the closing date.

This year’s Forum Fellowship and GLAM Cross-Pollinator applications have closed. Meet the 2023 Fellows on the DLF Forum website.

Past Opportunities


Learn more about the 2017, 2018, and 2019 awardees.


Learn more about the 2017, 2018, and 2019 awardees.


Learn more about the 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 awardees.


Since 2013, DLF has partnered with the Association of Moving Image Archivists to host the AMIA/DLF Hack Day and to fund an award supporting community members’ attendance. Learn more about the 20152016, 2018, 2019, and 2021 awardees!


Learn more about the 201420152016, and 2018 awardees.

DLF to BitCurator

Applications are currently closed.


Learn more about the 2015 and 2016 awardees.


Learn more about the 2015 and 2016 awardees.

DLF to OpenCon

Learn more about the 2014 awardee.

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