DPOE-N microgrant eligibility expanded! Emerging professionals & pandemic impacted may now apply

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Lauren Sorensen

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Sep 16, 2021, 7:05:27 PMSep 16
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Dear colleagues,

*Apologies for cross-postings*

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N) is pleased to share that our microgrant program is expanding in eligibility. Not only those employed by institutions may apply for digital preservation professional development funding, now emerging professionals and pandemic impacted individuals are also eligible to apply. 

Funding can be used within a network of available professional development providers and can cover more than one workshop, conference or training. DPOE-N staff are available to work with those interested in applying to develop a professional development program that fits their needs and help them with the application process. If you would like a consultation, please reach out at dpo...@pratt.edu

We strongly encourage you to apply! We are accepting applications until June 2022, on a rolling basis. Maximum funding per person is $2,500 USD. Links below will send you directly to the appropriate application. You may find a database DPOE-N maintains of current live and asynchronous training opportunities pertaining to digital preservation at this link. 

Microgrants: General Professional Development: For individuals currently employed in the United States or U.S. territories who are partly or wholly responsible for the stewardship of a collection.

Microgrants: Emerging Professionals: Current students or recent graduates not yet employed by an institution. Individuals may be students and recent graduates of programs in library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, media art conservation, or related fields, on a Certificate or Masters level track who are interested in pursuing digital preservation practice in a professional context.

Microgrants: Covid Impacted Professionals: Anyone employed as an information worker who was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic through being furloughed or laid off between March 2020 and the present who are interested in pursuing or have in the past engaged in digital preservation practice in a professional context.

Employees of Pratt Institute are not eligible to apply.

Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.


Lauren Sorensen | she/her/hers 
PRATT INSTITUTE School of Information
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