The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering ten Career Development Fund (CDF) travel grants to support DPC Members attending the iPres 2022 conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, 12th-16th September 2022. These grants will contribute funding to help with the costs of travel and accommodation for DPC Members attending the conference in-person. Details of the grants are provided below.

About iPres 2022

iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPres conferences have been hosted around the globe on four continents. The conference brings together information scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, service providers, software developers and experts from many different sectors and domains to share emerging and cutting-edge insights in a wide variety of topics in digital preservation from strategy to implementation, and from international and local initiatives. Year on year the debate and research profiled at iPres have moved digital preservation from a technology driven niche specialism of experts to a global challenge with the community to match.

This year’s 18th conference, iPres 2022, will be hosted by the DPC in Glasgow, Scotland, from 12th – 16th September 2022! It follows the theme ‘Data for all, for good, for ever: Let Digits Flourish’, inviting reflection and debate on how digital preservation can support flourishing communities, ecologies and economies and ideas. To find out more, please visit the iPres 2022 conference page at

In addition to the travel grants detailed here, DPC Members can apply for one funded registration per member to iPres 2022. More information can be found here.

About the DPC Career Development Fund Travel Grants

These DPC CDF travel grants will provide funding to help support the costs of travel and accommodation for DPC members attending iPres 2022 in-person.

Each CDF travel grant will provide a contribution towards travel and accommodations to supplement in person attendance, with amounts offered up to the following limits:

  • Domestic travel (within the UK) - £150

  • Intra-Continental travel - £300

  • Inter-Continental travel - £750

For more details about eligibility and criteria, please read the Career Development Fund Guidelines. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the DPC Training & Grants Manager (Amy Currie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) should any questions arise.


All DPC members are eligible to apply for this grant. This includes prospective members whose request to join is approved by the application deadline of 07:00 UTC on 31st May 2022. Career Development Fund grants are not available to non-members.

Please note that only one application can be made per member (e.g., one application for one staff member representing a DPC member organization). The grant application form below should be submitted through the organization’s designated DPC contact, to confirm that the application has been endorsed.

We recommend that any member organization which supports an application discusses appropriate outcomes and benefits for the institution prior to submission. Moreover, because only one grant is available per member institution, we recommend that applicants ensure that they are not inadvertently competing with colleagues.

Please also note that this grant does not cover registration for iPres 2022.

For Member Supported iPres 2022 Registration opportunities, please find more information here. 

How to Apply

The application form below should be used by staff at DPC member organizations to apply for the advertised travel grant from the DPC Career Development Fund for iPres 2022.

All sections of the application form should be completed by the applicant, and submitted by the organization’s designated DPC contact to the Training and Grants Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),by the deadline of 07:00 UTC on 31st May 2022 (click here to see your local time).

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee formed by the Head of Training and Skills, Training and Grants Manager, and at least one member of the DPC’s Workforce Development Sub-Committee with no conflicts of interest.

For any questions relating to the travel grants or Career Development Fund, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The Career Development Fund is sponsored by the DPC’s Supporters who recognize the benefit and seek to support a connected and trained digital preservation workforce. We gratefully acknowledge their financial support to this programme and ask applicants to acknowledge that support in any communications that result. At the time of writing, the Career Development Fund is supported by Arkivum, Artefactual Systems Inc., AVP, Ex Libris, Iron Mountain, Libnova, Max Communications, Preservica and Twist Bioscience. A full list of supporters is online here.

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