Added on 8 December 2021

The DPC Career Development Fund is delighted to offer two fully-funded grants for members to attend the February 2022 Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions online conference (1-3 February 2022). Each grant will cover 100% of the full conference registration fees, and more details are provided below.

About NEDCC Digital Directions

NEDCC’s Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections provides a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. During three half-days of live, interactive, online training, you will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections, and you’ll gain confidence in decision-making for the preservation of your digital assets.

Topics include:

  • standards and specifications for both digitization and digital preservation
  • metadata
  • copyright
  • selection for digitization
  • special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials
  • digital storage
  • working with collaborative or consortial organizations

An overview of the program is available in the Agenda here, and there will be opportunities to connect via small groups discussions with peers who face similar challenges.

To learn more, please visit


About the Career Development Fund Grants

Each Career Development Fund grant will cover 100% of the full conference registration. Registrants will have access to all presentation sessions and to selected breakout groups during the conference as well as on-demand access for one month afterward (See the Logistics page for more information).


How to Apply

The application form for this grant and the full Career Development Fund Guidelines are available on the DPC website’s Career Development Fund page.

All sections of the application form should be completed and returned to the Training and Grants Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor via email or attached letter, by 22:00 UTC on Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (click here to see your local time).

Please note that only one grant is available per member per call. In other words, DPC members may submit a maximum of one application for one applicant for this advertised call (e.g. one application for a person representing a DPC member organization). There cannot be multiple applicants representing the same DPC member, so please coordinate with colleagues to ensure one application is submitted.

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


Important Dates

  • All sections of the application form should be completed and returned, accompanied by explicit approval for attendance, by 22:00 UTC (17:00 EST) on Tuesday, 4th January 2022.
  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before 11th January 2022.
  • Registration for the conference closes on 14th January 2022.


Further Information

  • For more information about Digital Directions, please visit the conference page at
  • For questions relating to this grant programme, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • For information about joining the Digital Preservation Coalition, see



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, Libnova, Max Communications and Preservica. A full list of supporters is online here.

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