ARL + DLF Forum Fellowships

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 10, 2020 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Must travel to: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

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DLF Forum Fellowships

With support from its partners, the Digital Library Federation will offer a number of fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of practitioners to attend the 2019 DLF Forum. We welcome applications from everyone—DLF member affiliation is only required for our DLF Student & New Professional Fellowships. 

ARL+DLF Fellowships

The Forum typically achieves good gender balance for both 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.

Thanks to IMLS for its support of the DLF + HBCU Library Alliance’s Authenticity Project—a yearlong fellowship and mentorship program that provides funding for our 2019 Fellows to attend the Forum. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners.
    • These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent.
    • Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed


  • Preference will be given to those who have never received a Forum Fellowship. 


  • Applicants will not receive more than one award but may apply for awards in up to two categories.