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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of
professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything
from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education.
We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to
ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are
thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.

Our goal is to use this funding opportunity to promote the widest possible range of
views represented at DPLAfest. We require that applicants represent one or more of
the following:
·         Professionals from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds representing
            one or more of the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,
            Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific
·         Professionals whose work or institutions primarily serve and/or represent
            historically underserved populations including, but not limited to, LGBTQ
            communities, incarcerated people and ex-offenders, people of color, people
             with disabilities, or Native American and tribal communities
·         Individuals who would not otherwise have the financial capacity to attend
            DPLAfest 2017
·         Graduate students and/or early career professionals
·         Students or professionals who live and/or work in the Greater Chicago metro
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·         Visit the DPLAfest Scholarships page and complete the application form
            by March 1, 2017.
·         Award recipients must attend the entire DPLAfest, taking place on Thursday,
April 20 between 9:00am and 5:45pm and Friday, April 21 between 9:00am
and 3:30pm.
·         Award recipients agree to write a blog post about their experience at the event
to be published on DPLA’s blog within two weeks following the end of the

Please note that this funding opportunity will provide for airfare and/or other required
travel to Chicago if needed, lodging for two nights in one of the event hotels, and
complimentary registration for DPLAfest. The award will not provide for meals or
incidental expenses such as cab fares or local public transportation. All applicants
will be notified regarding their application status during the week of March 13.
For more information or to apply go to: