Added on 2 August 2022

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to professional development opportunities around the world, the DPC is pleased to announce it is offering Career Development Fund grants for two upcoming conferences. Two grants will be available for each of the following:

These grants, detailed below, will cover 100% of registration fees for the selected conference as well as a contribution toward travel for successful recipients attending in person. Applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC on 16th August 2022

About the TPDL 2022 Conference in Padua, Italy (20-23 September 2022)

The 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2022 provides an international reference forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. This year, TPDL 2022 has a focus on bridging the wide field of Research and Information Science with the related field of Digital Libraries, bringing together researchers and practitioners whose work intersects with Digital Libraries and inviting anyone whose works connects with Digital Libraries to participate. The conference draws from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, cultural heritage and humanities, and scientific communities.

An overview of the program is available here. For more information, please visit the TPDL 2022 Conference website at 


About the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (4-6 October 2022)

The Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision / The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) World Conference promotes co-operation amongst radio and television archives, multimedia and audiovisual archives and libraries, and all those engaged in the preservation and exploitation of moving image and recorded sound materials and associated documentation. The theme for this year’s conference is “Archive out of the box!”, meaning not just the travelling of archive material outside of the archive space but also in the figurative sense. The 2022 FIAT/IFTA World Conference programme features the following chapters:

  • The archive: an active member of society
  • Catering to the basics
  • Influencers of technological innovation
  • What makes you special

An overview of the programme is available here. For more information, please visit the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022 website at


About the DPC Career Development Fund Grants

Each DPC Career Development Fund grant will cover the full registration fees for the specified conference.

If your grant application is successful, you will be asked whether you would like to receive in-person or online-only registration. Successful candidates attending the conference in-person onsite will also receive a contribution towards travel and accommodations (amounts and details are provided in the Career Development Fund Guidelines).

How to Apply

  • An application form 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 07:00 UTC on Tuesday, 16th August (click here to see your local time).

  • Please note that DPC Members may submit a maximum of one application per development opportunity listed above. In other words, a DPC Member organization may submit a maximum of one application for each of the conferences listed above (one application for the TPDL 2022 grant, one application for the FIAT/IFTA 2022 grant), so please check with colleagues before applying.

  • 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.



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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