Category Archives: Travel Awards

ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award – William C. Bunce Travel Award

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award Committee, we are pleased to offer the William C. Bunce Travel Award to one member to cover conference fees up to $600 for attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Mexico City from April 18-21, 2023.

This award is given in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award is intended to support a Midstates chapter member’s professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference.

Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter website.

This Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria:

●   financial need

●   level of chapter participation

●   first-time conference attendance

●   contribution to the conference

To apply for this award, please submit a brief letter (400 words or less) addressing relevant award criteria and how you will benefit from attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, along with a current resume or CV, via this Google form.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2023 at midnight CST. The recipient will be notified by the end of February to receive the award in advance of the early rate registration deadline for the conference. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance. Recipients are ineligible to apply again for three years.

 After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development. Additionally, recipients also serve on the Travel Award Committee the following year.

If you have any issues accessing or submitting the application form, or have any questions about the award, please contact committee chair Becca Pad at rpad@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

Sincerely,

William C. Bunce Travel Award 2023 Committee

ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Conference Travel Award

ARLIS/OV Travel Award 2023

The Travel Award Committee of ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley is now accepting applications for the 2022 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award. The $250 award provides funding to help support attendance at “Transformación”, the annual ARLIS/NA conference in Mexico City, April 18-21, 2023. Interested ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter members should follow the application procedures below and submit electronically to Stefanie Hilles (hillessa@miamioh.edu) by February 6, 2023. The winner will be notified no later than February 10, 2022.

Not a member? Either join the Society and chapter via bundled membership (link) or, if you’re already a Society member, visit the ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Chapter website at Membership – Ohio Valley ARLIS/NA to join the chapter! Our individual membership costs $20 per year and our student membership is free with proof of ARLIS/NA membership. Memberships span the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION:

1.       Letter of application to the Travel Award Committee addressing any relevant award criteria; indicating how you will benefit from or contribute to the conference; and specifying any available travel funding from your institution.

2.       A current resume.

2023 ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Stefanie Hilles, Arts and Humanities Librarian, Miami University

hillessa@miamioh.edu 

Michele Jennings, Art Librarian, Ohio Universitymljennin@ohio.edu

DLF GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award for the 2023 ARLIS/NA Conference (free registration)

DLF GLAM Cross-Pollinator Awards have returned!


If you are affiliated with a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Member Institution, you can apply to have your registration for the 51st Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City covered by a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award.
Apply by Friday, February 3, 2023, using this lightweight application form. Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of “cross-pollinator.” Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.

(If you are interested in receiving free registration to the 2023 DLF Forum as an ARLIS/NA member, stay tuned to ARLIS-L this spring for details.)

Apply now for the 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 51st annual conference in Mexico City, Mexico on April 18-21, 2023. Applications are due January 20, 2023 by 8 pm EST through this form: https://forms.gle/9xYvQzC1ZqwCXJ348

Deliberations are expected to be complete by January 27, 2023 and the subcommittee will notify travel awards recipients by the end of January.

Please get in touch with Travel Awards Subcommittee chair, Courtney Stine, at courtney.stine@louisville.edu if you have any questions.

Award Open to Current ARLIS Members:

Student Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1200)

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 (ARLIS/NA membership not required):

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1200)

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.

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance (1 award/$1200)

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.

2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

Amount: $1,000.00

Deadline: February 6th, 2023

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2023 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award, which supports attendance and participation in the ARLIS/NA 51st annual conference to be held in Mexico City, Mexico from April 18-21, 2023. This year’s award is provided through the generous fundraising efforts of Janine Henri and our chapter’s members.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of ARLIS/NA. This year’s award will also include one year of membership in the ARLIS Texas-Mexico chapter, required for eligibility.
  • Applicants who are fully funded to attend the conference through their institution of employment or education are not eligible.
  • Applicant may live outside of Texas or Mexico.
  • Applicant is eligible even if the member has previously received the award. The committee shall consider the merits of the individual application independent of past decisions.
  • LIS Students and new professionals are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicant should submit a letter of application and CV/Resume to the award committee chair via email (Lauren Gottlieb-Miller at lgottliebmiller@menil.org). The letter must include a statement explaining eligibility and interest, the amount of expected institutional funding (if any) for conference attendance, and proposed conference program involvement.
  • Deadline for 2023 Award submissions is February 6th, 2023. The award this year is $1000.00. The winner will be announced during the week of February 20th.

A description of the award, application procedure and selection factors, and a list of previous recipients can be found on the Chapter’s website: http://texas-mexico.arlisna.org/lois-swan-jones-award/ and information about the 2023 annual conference can be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/events/2023-annual-conference-

2023 Lois Swan Jones Award Committee:

Lauren Gottlieb-Miller (Chair) – The Menil Collection

Shari Salisbury – The University of Texas at San Antonio

Lindsey Jackson – The University of Texas at Austin

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.

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: VRA Conference Funding scholarship – 11/30 deadline

Opportunity Website

Like many conferences, the March 2021 VRA (Visual Resources Association) meeting has been moved online. They have been working hard to plan a virtual conference experience that offers the same opportunities for learning, reflection, and community building people have come to expect. 

We also hope that a virtual conference will allow us to reach many who have not heard of the VRA, but would benefit from membership, and those who are normally unable to attend the annual conference in person. To facilitate attendance, this year’s Travel Awards are being offered in the form of full registration and VRA membership scholarships. Everyone is welcome to apply! In our efforts to consider the potential impact of Covid-19 on professional development funds and income insecurity, we ask that those with applicable institutional funding not apply this year.  

About the Conference: VRA 2021: virtualChicago 

Engage and collaborate with colleagues from diverse workplaces including higher education, the corporate sector, museums, and archives. The VRA offers a conference culture of generous knowledge sharing with the opportunity to explore digital asset management, intellectual property rights, digital humanities, metadata standards, coding, imaging best practices and so much more. This year’s program highlights various stages in the lifecycle of visual assets, including capture, conceptualization, use, preservation, access, management, and description. The full schedule is available (with more additions to come) at https://vra2021.sched.com/.

Learn more about the VRA: http://vraweb.org  

Learn more about the 2021 conference, virtualChicago: http://vraweb.org/2021-chicago  

Learn more about available scholarships (deadline November 30 at 11:59 pm EST): http://vraweb.org/2021-chicago/travel-awards  

Please email travelawards@vraweb.org if you have any questions. The Travel Awards Committee looks forward to receiving your applications!