ARL + DLF Forum Fellowships

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Grant amount: Up to US $750

Anticipated deadline: Jul 6, 2019 11:59pm 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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Together with our generous sponsors and partners, the Digital Library Federation will offer a number of fellowship opportunities meant to enable attendance of a diverse group of practitioners at the 2017 DLF Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We welcome applications from everyone–DLF member affiliation is only required for our DLF Student & New Professional Fellowships.

Applicants cannot not receive more than one award, but may apply for as many as they are eligible. No fellowships will exceed $1250, and we ask that applicants apply local professional development funding where available, so that we may give as many awards as possible. 

ARL + DLF Fellowships: About the opportunity

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.

These fellowships are designed to offset travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the Forum. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in ARL news venues.

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.