Added on 22 July 2021


Three DPC Grant deadlines are fast approaching with less than a week left to apply for the following Career Development Fund opportunities:

These opportunities, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

 

iPRES 2021 – Applications due by 17:00 UTC on Monday, 26th July.

The International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) is the premier conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004 there have been annual iPRES conferences around the globe for the international digital preservation community to share their recent research, development projects, implementation efforts, and other practical experiences, and to enhance collaborations within the field and across the related domains.

With the support of the whole community, this year’s iPRES 2021 will be held at the National Science Library, on October 19-22, 2021, in Beijing, China, and will be organized in a hybrid mode where participants may join the conference through the Zoom or on-site.

A Draft Programme is available here, and details of IPRES2021 can be found on the conference website at http://ipres2021.ac.cn/.

Each Career Development Fund grant will cover 100% of the full program conference registration fees for on-site or online registration. For more information about registration categories, please visit the Conference Registration page here.

Successful candidates who will be attending the conference on-site in Beijing will also receive a contribution towards travel and accommodations (amounts and details are provided in the Career Development Fund Guidelines). 

The application form with further details about the conditions and eligibility for this grant is available here.

 

 

PGCert in Digital Curation Course at the University of Salford - Applications due by 17:00 UTC on Monday, 26th July.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Digital Curation course at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK, is aimed at those working as archivists and/or art curators who would like to update or expand their knowledge and understanding of digital curation, as well as those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the processes underpinning the practice of digital curation in the context of contemporary art, and the technical elements that inform its concepts, language and techniques.

The PGCert in Digital Curation course involves 60 credits of postgraduate study through online distance learning, with emphasis on digital preservation and curation in the broad field of contemporary art. You will be guided through the rudimental aspects of digital curation from the perspective of presenting and preserving contemporary art, to curating contemporary artwork in digital environments. Course content is delivered exclusively online over 8 months (part-time), starting either in September 2021 or January 2022.

Details about the course can be found at https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/digital-curation.

The Career Development Fund grant will cover half the course fees for the PGCert in Digital Curation Course, providing funding towards 30 credits of the 60 credit course. Depending on where the recipient of the grant is based, this amount will either be £1,350 (for UK fees) or £2,505 (for EU/International fees). For information about course requirements and fees, visit https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/digital-curation.

The application form with further details about the conditions and eligibility for this grant is available here.

 

 

ARA 2021 -  Applications due by 17:00 UTC on Thursday, 29th July.

The Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland Annual Conference brings together members, colleagues, and influential players of the recordkeeping sector to discuss latest developments and network with fellow members of the community.

This year’s ARA 2021 Virtual Conference: We Love Records (ARA2021) will be held in an online format, offering more ways for members, non-members and colleagues from overseas to join than ever before. The conference will have three themed days, five parallel streams, 100 speakers, and 20 hours of content made available to view for up to 30 days after the conference closes.

The conference will continue the conversation from the 2019 Conference around “Who are ‘we’ and why should we ‘love records’?” The following key themes will be used to explore those questions and look at how record-keepers and records can make a difference in turbulent times. A draft of the program is available here and further information about the conference is available at https://conference.archives.org.uk/.

Each Career Development Fund grant will cover 100% of full conference registration. Registration will include access to the live conference sessions and to the recorded content to join all the parallel sessions in your own time.

The application form with further details about the conditions and eligibility for this grant is available here.

 

How to Apply

All sections of the relevant grant application form should be completed and returned to Amy Currie (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 the specified deadline.

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 each 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.

 

Further information

  • For questions relating to the 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  https://www.dpconline.org/about/join-us.

  • For additional information on the Career Development Fund application process and guidelines, please see the DPC website at https://www.dpconline.org/our-work/cdfund.

 

Acknowledgements

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

  


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