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The CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium will bring together grantees from more than 100 projects funded by the program since 2015. At the day-and-a-half-long conference, attendees will share experiences, reflect on the current state and future potential of digitization practice, and ask “what’s next?”
CLIR is committed to supporting grant recipients and community members that require support to participate in the Symposium. Anyone currently or formerly involved in a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant project is eligible to apply. Non-grantees are also welcome to apply. Presenters, students, contingent workers, and community members who receive no other sources of professional development support will be prioritized. More than 50 awards will be distributed.
Travel awards for the Symposium will include:
CLIR will welcome applications for the travel award from May 2–May 31, 2022. Please submit your application via the SMapply platform.
As part of the application process, you will be asked for the following information.
You can read more about the travel award categories below. Applicants may apply to be considered in as many categories as they are eligible for, but will receive only one award. Multiple individuals from a single Digitizing Hidden Collections project team may apply for and receive awards.
Note: travel award eligibility is restricted to applicants living in Canada or the United States and its territories.
Digitizing Hidden Collections Grantees (2015-2020 projects) Those who have worked on a Digitizing Hidden Collections project between 2015 and 2022 may apply. This includes project leads, grant-funded staff and other project staff, as well as community partners. See the program’s list of funded projects to confirm project title and year prior to applying.
Amplifying Unheard Voices Grantees (2022 projects) Those working on newly awarded Digitizing Hidden Collections: Amplifying Unheard Voices grants may apply. See Cohort 1 funded projects.
Students & New ProfessionalsCurrent students and new professionals (those who have been in the profession of digital libraries, archives, or museums (LAMs) for fewer than five years) interested in digitization, archival collections, social justice, and/or digital libraries may apply for funding to attend the conference. Those without connections to CLIR or Digitizing Hidden Collections are welcome to apply, and will be asked to describe their interest in the event.
Review Panelists The program’s independent review panel makes funding recommendations each year, and has been integral in shaping the Hidden Collections program. Those who have served as reviewers are welcome to apply for travel support to attend the conference.
Interested Members of the Wider Community Those who are interested in attending the conference but not affiliated with a Hidden Collections grant project may apply. The planning committee is especially interested in supporting those in contingent positions and those doing work that “amplifies unheard voices” in archives.
The Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium Travel Award Committee, comprised of community volunteers, will make award decisions. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of June.
Will awards be limited to one per grantee/grant project? No—multiple individuals may apply to represent a single organization or project.
Will any awards be open to non-grantees? Yes! Select the category “Interested Member of the Wider Community” and/or “Students & New Professionals” when applying.
Who will select recipients? Members of the event’s planning committee.
If I’m working on a current Hidden Collections grant, may I use grant funds to support conference attendance? Grantees are welcome to use award funds already allocated for conference expenses to attend this event. If conference funds are not in your budget but you anticipate having funds left over in other categories, get in touch with the grants team at email@example.com to ask about submitting a modification request
What happens if I receive an award, am issued funds, and then am unable to attend? In the event that you’re unable to attend the conference, please view the “Cancellation Policies” section of CLIR’s Travel & Expense Policy. Any funds not expended should be returned to the address shown in the document.
Will I know whether or not I have received a travel award with enough time to withdraw my proposal if my attendance is predicted on receiving an award?Yes, applicants will be made aware of their travel award status with enough time to withdraw their proposal if they need to.
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The Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program and the 2022 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium are made possible through the generous support of The Mellon Foundation. Sign up for the CLIR grants mailing list or follow us on Twitter to receive updates on the event throughout 2022.
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