Category Archives: Awards, Grants + Scholarships

DLF Forum Fellowship Applications open now –  apply by May 31

The Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Library Federation are proud to announce that the 2022 Forum fellowship application is now open. This year, they are offering a limited number of fellowship opportunities to enable a diverse group of students and practitioners to attend the 2022 DLF Forum, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this October. 

Eligibility information for each of the following award categories is available on the website, but DLF member affiliation is NOT required to apply (so please share this opportunity widely!):

  • Fellowships for Students
  • HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
  • TCU (Tribal Colleges and Universities) Fellowships
  • Public Library Fellowships
  • Fellowships for Grassroots Archives and Cultural Heritage Organizations

All fellowships will include the following:

  • Complimentary DLF Forum registration 
  • A complimentary room at the conference hotel for three nights (October 9-11)
  • A stipend for travel and incidentals ($650)
  • Invitations to special networking opportunities 
  • The option to present a short lightning talk during the conference 

In return, Fellows agree to share a brief (500 word) reflection on their experiences to be published on the DLF blog after the Forum.

Take a look at our website for more information and the link to this year’s lightweight application. 

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, May 31.

Scholarships for SEI 2022! Apply by March 4th

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), along with the SEI 2022 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2022 Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), to be held online on June 20–24, 2022.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding scholarships for SEI 2022. This year, due to the reduced registration fee for the online workshop, we can fund more scholarships than in previous years. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professionals, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.

Details:

  • The Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive complimentary registration to SEI.
  • SEI 2022 is a synchronous event. All attendees, including Kress Scholarship recipients, are expected to participate fully in the workshop.
  • We encourage you to review the schedule before applying.
  • After the event, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a summary detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.
  • Applications will be evaluated by the SEI Co-chairs based, with special consideration given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Are current members of ARLIS/NA or VRA
    • Identify as BIPOC or one of the following US Census categories: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Are currently enrolled in an MA, MLIS, MLS, or related graduate program
    • Demonstrate financial need due to unemployment, underemployment, and/or the impact of COVID-19 on professional development funding

A note on successful applications: 

In addition to asking for brief biographical information, the application form will ask applicants to share a brief statement (200 words or less) about the effect attending SEI would have on your studies and/or your career. We encourage applicants to be as specific as possible in your statement: please tell us how certain SEI workshops or events will directly benefit the work you do in your collection(s) or academic program. We look forward to reading your statement!

Timeline:

  • Kress Scholarship applications open today Monday, February 21, 2022.
  • Applications are due by Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5pm EST. 
  • Recipients will be notified by March 18, 2022

How to apply:

Scholarship Opportunity for the 2022 ARLIS/NA Study Tour to Athens: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 15, 2022

Thanks to the generous support of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board and contributions by ARLIS/NA members, a $1,000 scholarship will be offered to enable an early career ARLIS/NA member to participate in the annual ARLIS/NA IRC Study Tour sponsored by the International Relations Committee (IRC). As previously announced, the 2022 Study Tour will take place in Athens, Greece, from June 27 – July 1. The full itinerary of this unique, behind-the-scenes, opportunity to study special collections at the city’s libraries, museums and archives will be made available by the end of February.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2022

Who may apply?

ARLIS/NA members who have held a library position(s) for seven years or less and who have not previously joined an IRC Study Tour.

What are the commitments associated with the 2022 IRC Study Tour scholarship?

  • Participate in ARLIS/NA IRC Study Tour to Athens, Greece, June 27 – July 1, 2022
  • Assist the study tour leaders with documentation during and after the tour, including posts on ARLIS/NA social media
  • Assist with the half-day symposium in Athens
  • Following the tour, write a blog post about your experience for the ARLIS/NA web site
  • Organize any relevant materials for sharing on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal
  • Share ideas for ongoing collaboration with Athenian libraries and librarians either formally or informally to ARLIS/NA
  • Provide input to IRC, Professional Development Committee, Awards Committee, ArLiSNAP, and other groups to develop future scholarship opportunities

How to apply?

To apply for the 2022 ARLIS/NA IRC Study Tour Scholarship, complete the online application form and attach a copy of your current C.V. by March 15, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of IRC members, and applicants will be notified of their status by March 22, 2022.

 Further details:

A guaranteed place for the tour will be held for the scholarship recipient. Funding will be awarded after the recipient registers for the study tour and provides the down payment.

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Travel Awards Subcommittee is accepting applications for the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance and Travel Awards to support attendance at the ARLIS/NA 50th annual conference in Chicago, IL on April 5-9, 2022. The application deadline for the Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance has been extended. Applications are now due by January 28, 2022.

Applicants may apply through this form.

Full details below. Please get in touch with Travel Awards Subcommittee chair, Courtney Stine, at clbaro01@louisville.edu if you have any questions.

Open to All Eligible Applicants: This award is open to all eligible applicants (including non-ARLIS members)

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)

· Be one of the following:

  • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
  • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act (“aboriginal peoples” means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
  • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of “visible minorities” means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)

· Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient’s attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Full link to application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHKGsvQO_D2k3i5c9zfgYeAgyeirUUUq3yOo6taFJA6igoVg/viewform

Scholarship Opportunities: ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance and Travel Awards

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Travel Awards Subcommittee is now accepting applications for the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance and Travel Awards to support attendance at the ARLIS/NA 50th annual conference in Chicago, IL on April 5-9, 2022. Applications are due by January 7, 2022 through this form.

Full details below. Please get in touch with Travel Awards Subcommittee chair, Courtney Stine, at clbaro01@louisville.edu if you have any questions.

Awards Open to Current ARLIS Members

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer. Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Student Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)

· Be one of the following:

  • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
  • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act (“aboriginal peoples” means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
  • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of “visible minorities” means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)

· Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient’s attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Howard Karno Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture. Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1000)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg. Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating their conference experience.

Deliberations are expected to be complete by January 28, 2022.

Call for Applications: Student Advancement Awards – Deadline December 12th, 2021

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Student Advancement Awards

Submission deadline for both awards – Sunday, December 12, 2021

Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. Any student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program, or in a graduate program in art history or a related discipline, is encouraged to submit a paper or online project created in conjunction with a course assignment during the previous eighteen months (since June 2020). One submission per person.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Paper or online project about a topic relevant to art librarianship, written as a course assignment.
  • An abstract of 250 words and 10-25 pages typed, double-spaced, for a paper submission, or a 250-word summary for an online project.
  • A title page that includes the student’s name, the name of the institution, the course for which the submission was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the paper/project.
  • Applicants must include their mailing address, email address, and telephone number with their applications.

The award includes:

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Conference registration and up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 50th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL April 5–9, 2022.
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices in the Profession panel.
  • One-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/69-gerd-muehsam-award

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Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award aims to represent the multifaceted nature of the art library field by providing a paid internship opportunity to a student currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library and information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A current résumé.
  • A current transcript in PDF format (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • An essay of up to 900 words addressing your skills, background, and expectations of the internship experience, including the type of institution you are interested in as well as potential project ideas. The essay should also address the following questions:
    • What are your professional goals and how do your plans for the experience funded by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award fit into your career path?  In particular, how do you imagine this internship experience to be different than previous internship or work experiences?
    • This award funds a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA. How do you see yourself participating in ARLIS/NA, or another professional organization, in your future professional life?
    • If granted the internship award, when do you plan to fulfill it? 

The award includes:

  • $3,000 to support a 150-hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

For more information, see https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award

All applicants will be notified of the results by January 17, 2022. Both awards will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 50th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Chicago, IL in April, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Gwen Mayhew, Chair, Student Advancement Award Subcommittee – gmayhew@cca.qc.ca

Scholarship Opportunity -ACRL/NY 2021 Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians (10/15 Deadline)

Call for applicants: ACRL/NY 2021 Symposium Scholarships

Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid

The fully online 2021 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

How do our relationships, partnerships, teams, and organizations function in support of colleagues, patrons, and communities? What initiatives and workflows provide structural support for accomplishing our goals? This year’s symposium will feature presentations, panels, and discussions about the ways we work together, support each other, and develop as librarians and library workers.

Presented annually by the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, this year’s event will take place fully online via Zoom on Thursday Dec. 2 and Friday Dec. 3, 2021, 9:30am-2:00pm EST.

Awardees will receive:

·         A waiver of registration fees for the online ACRL/NY 2021 Annual Symposium

·         A free 1-year membership to ACRL/NY (benefits include participation in the ACRL/NY Mentoring Program, discussion group events, and professional development opportunities)

·         Participation in a virtual networking event with members of the ACRL/NY Executive Board and the ACRL/NY Symposium Committee, to be scheduled during the weeks following the symposium

·         A copy of the book, Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory edited by Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight

·         A $75 gift certificate for the Strand Book Store, to be redeemed online or in-person 

If you are interested, please note that ACRL/NY offers three scholarship programs.

Student Scholarship – For students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in library/information science who are considering a career in academic librarianship (three awardees). TO APPLY: fill out this student scholarship form

Early Career Librarian Scholarship – For an academic librarian who has been practicing less than five years following receipt of a master’s degree in library/information science (one awardee). TO APPLY: fill out this early career librarian scholarship form

Scholarship recipients are expected to produce a short article on their impressions of the two-day event for the ACRL/NY blog (guidelines to be provided).

Application submission deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before Friday, November 12, 2021.

For further information about the symposium, check out our website.

Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2021-2022

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the ninth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association

Candidates should apply after developing a project with a specific collection and prospective supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical or related visual cultural heritage research and scholarship. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities in which the intern may integrate skills acquired during the course of his or her academic training to manage a project from beginning to end, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections visible. Projects that would not occur without funding for an intern may be given special consideration. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: https://vrafoundation.org/internship-award/

In this unpredictable and unfamiliar time of COVID-19, it is clear that remote work and research are dependent upon online collections. VRAF believes that there are many learning opportunities for interns to help provide scholarly and public access to collections by working remotely if needed in the 2021-2022 academic year. 


Applications are due on July 23, 2021.
 The award recipient for 2021-2022 will be announced on August 16, 2021.

Libri Best Student Research Paper Award – June 30th deadline

Best Student Research Paper Award 2021

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DOI 10.1515/libri-XXXXXX

Since 1950, through 70 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for “Best Student Research Paper of 2021.” This competition supports Libri’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme, but should fall within the scope of LIBRI’s research focus areas cover the broad area of library and information science, including but not limited to:

· Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments

· Information and knowledge management

· Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)

· Indigenous knowledge

· Literacy (media, information, etc.)

· Data analytics, big data and their impact on organisations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)

· Digital libraries and repositories

· Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)

· Information ethics and information law

· Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression

· Archives & preservation

· Cultural heritage

· Book and publishing history

· Theory submissions

Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal
  • the quality of the composition

The article will be published in the 2021:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2022.

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2022  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose “Best Student Research Paper Award” at the drop-down menu “Manuscript Type.”

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

PLEASE NOTE: Paper submissions who do not include all the above required elements, as well as do not comply with the content requirements specified, will be disqualified for consideration. All papers will also automatically be screened for plagiarism and patch-writing.

Funding Opportunity: Kaleidoscope Program (MLIS Students)

Applications for the 2021–2023 Kaleidoscope Program are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The goal of the ARL Kaleidoscope Program is to attract master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives. The program, funded by ARL member libraries, was established in 2000 as the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce and was renamed Kaleidoscope in 2019. The Kaleidoscope Program is diversifying the profession by providing generous funding for MLIS education and a suite of related benefits, including mentoring, leadership and professional development, and career placement assistance.

To be eligible to participate in the Kaleidoscope Program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • Be a resident of the United States or Canada
  • Remain enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours per term with a GPA of at least 3.0 through completion of the MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Commit to aggressively pursuing employment in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, with the goal of obtaining a position for a minimum of two years upon completion of their MLIS program
  • Attend the annual Leadership Symposium and the annual research library visit

Application Checklist

To apply for the Kaleidoscope Program, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Kaleidoscope Program Application Form online. With your application, submit the following documents in PDF:
    1. Résumé (see guidelines)
    2. A 400-word essay describing what attracts you to a professional position in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (Essays should be typed and addressed to the Kaleidoscope Program Selection Working Group.)  Criteria for evaluating the essays:
      1. Clarity and content
      2. Clearly articulated career goals and professional interests
      3. Enthusiasm
      4. Perceived potential for growth
    3. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts including last academic semester completed
    4. Unofficial graduate transcripts including last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science (either at the time of application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
  2. Select two references who can assess and speak to your character and abilities.
    One should be from a current or former supervisor or school faculty member who can speak to your:
    1. Oral and written expression
    2. Achievements
    3. Interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work as a part of a team)
    4. Initiative

Letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead, signed, and emailed directly from the reference to Mira Swearer at mira@arl.org. Applications are not complete until letters of recommendation are submitted.