Workforce Development in Digital Preservation

The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training, but also the very great risks and costs that are incurred by those that provide and deliver such training. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously the Leadership Programme) offers an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities. The programme also helps ensure that the organizations which offer training can be assured of a return on their investment. Over the course of its lifetime, the DPC Career Development Fund has provided more than 100 grants for members.

Access to scholarships is provided through 2 routes: regular calls for applications covering establish digital preservation courses, conferences and events; and applications for scholarships to development opportunities that members have self-identified. More details about both are included below and described in detail in the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines.

The Career Development Fund is kindly funded by the DPC Supporters: Arkivum, Artefactual, Formpipe, LibNova, MirrorWeb and Preservica.

Scholarship Calls

Announcements for regular scholarship grant calls are published via the DPC News page and applications are invited from all DPC Members and Affiliates (see individual announcements for eligibility information). Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form and provide explicit approval from their line manager for course attendance.

See career development fund scholarship calls

Member Self-Identified Development Opportunities

The DPC has extended the Career Development Fund to allow members to apply for scholarships to attend courses and development opportunities they have self-identified. This will allow members to address specific training needs that it might otherwise be impossible to fulfil. Details on the eligibility of opportunities, application process and deadlines are available in the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines.

Application Forms

The application forms below should be used to apply for the relevant route:

Previous Grants

Scholarship calls from the DPC have funded more than 100 places on courses and at development opportunities such as:

  • iPRES

  • Digital Preservation Training Programme

  • DPTP: Web Archiving 101

  • DPTP: Digitisation

  • How to Set-Up and Run a Data Service

  • Audio-visual Archiving Winter School
  • APARSEN Summer School

  • APARSEN: Trust and Digital Preservation

  • APARSEN: Sustainability and Digital Preservation

  • Digital Futures Academy

  • Digital Preservation – the PLANETS way

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