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HASTAC 2015 : Bursaries

These opportunities are available to offset costs and promote attendance at HASTAC 2015:

LIS Student Diversity Scholarship

ACH (The Association for Computers and the Humanities) Bursary Funding

LIS Student Diversity Scholarship: HASTAC 2015

(1 scholarship of up to $1500 available)

Application opens 4/1/2015
Application closes 4/15/2015
Decisions sent 4/20/2015

According to the 2010 US Census, 36.3 percent of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. 'Diversity Counts', a comprehensive American Library Association (ALA) study of race, gender, and age in professional librarianship indicated in 2010 that 12 percent of credentialed librarians belong to a racial or ethnic minority group. While this was an improvement over previous years, the ALA President at the time wrote, "Although the findings show some improvement in the diversity of the library workforce, we clearly have a long way to go . . . To continue to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities, our libraries and the profession must reflect this diversity." At the programmatic level ALA supports closing this gap in part through the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The Association of Research Libraries complement this effort with the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), Career Enhancement Program (CEP), ARL/SAA Mosaic Program, and the Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). In combination with these programs a number of other professional organizations, corporate partners, and individual donors have begun to support conference participation by individuals of diverse backgrounds - Code4Lib and the Digital Library Federation offer representative examples.

For HASTAC 2015, EBSCO is generously providing a Library and Information Science (LIS) Student Diversity Scholarship for one library student of diverse background to participate. The scholarship covers travel, accommodation, and conference registration in an amount up to $1500.

Eligibility Requirements:

- identify as a racial/ethnic minority group
- currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program in library and information science
- demonstrate experience and/or interest in digital humanities and libraries

Application Requirements:

- completed scholarship form
- CV (send to Thomas Padilla -


ACH (The Association for Computers and the Humanities) Bursary Funding

(2 bursaries of $300 each are available)

In an effort to encourage cross-pollination of the ACH membership with other digital humanities organizations, ACH will be offering bursary awards to enrolled members who have submissions accepted for presentation at the annual HASTAC conference. These awards are to encourage new contributions to scholarship in the digital humanities and to encourage ACH members to support other digital humanities organizations. Accepted paper, panel, and/or poster submissions qualify for consideration.

Authors who are currently-enrolled members of ACH are eligible for consideration. This may include current students and/or those who are new to the field of digital humanities or new to academia. A participant in a multi-author paper or poster is eligible for an award providing they contribute substantially to the paper/poster. If two or more co-authors are qualified, they may make a joint application and share the award.

Winners are chosen by a review panel constituted by members of the ACH Executive Committee, based on the applicants’ submission abstracts and information from an Application Form. The panel may also request additional documentation to support the application or prove eligibility, when necessary.

Two recipients will receive a cash award of $300 USD to help defray expenses incurred in attending the conference such as the conference registration, airline/train fare, lodging, and meals paid by the recipient. The funds will be disbursed to the recipient after the conference.

All questions must be answered. Guidelines are given to each set of question. If you have any questions about the application process, please write to with ACH/HASTAC Bursary in the subject line). To apply, complete our online application.


This post was originally authored by Kristen Mapes on March 23, 2015 and migrated to the HASTAC site on July 30, 2018.

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