Added on 6 March 2023

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund scholarship grants for members to attend the Northeast Document Conservation Center's (NEDCC) 2023 Digital Directions online from 27-29 June 2023.

Each grant will cover 100% of the full registration fees. More details are provided below, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 28th March 2023.

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 digital preservation
  • metadata
  • copyright
  • selection for digitization
  • special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials
  • digital storage

The Agenda for Digital Directions 2023 is being finalized but is expected to be very similar to the previous year—with presentations, followed by Q&A with presenters, and opportunities to connect via small group discussion with peers who face similar challenges.

To learn more, please visit


About the DPC Career Development Fund Grants

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



All DPC Members are eligible to apply for this Career Development Fund grant. This includes prospective members whose request to join is approved by the application deadline of 21:00 UTC on 28th  March 2023. Career Development Fund grants are not available to non-members. For information about joining the DPC, see

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

For more details about eligibility and criteria for DPC grants, please read the full Career Development Fund Guidelines. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the Training & Grants Manager, Amy Currie (, should any questions arise.


How to Apply 


Important Dates  

  • All sections of the application form should be completed and returned, accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor, by 17:00 EDT | 21:00 UTC on 28th March (click here to see local time).

  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before 25th April 2023.


Further Information



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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