iPRES 2019 Bursaries

–> All funding has been allocated, and applications are no longer being accepted <–

iPRES 2019 is excited to announce Portico and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network are generously sponsoring registration for attendees from under-represented countries. Our thanks to them both, as well as to Clockss who have also contributed to the cause.

The iPRES 2019 conference provides bursaries to attendees from under-represented countries. To define under-represented, iPRES 2019 will use the World Bank’s income categories ‘low-income economies’ and ‘lower middle-income economies’. These bursaries are to expand the cultural diversity of the iPRES community and to encourage digital preservation experts from a diverse global constituency to participate, and to involve new participants in the application of digital preservation.

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Please note that at this point all funding has been allocated, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Your Contribution
We encourage those applying for bursaries to contribute via submissions to the ad-hoc programming which will be announced in June. This will include a call for digital preservation games, lightning talks, original graphics and innovation.

The Bursary
Accepted applicants receive a bursary to help defray expenses incurred in attending the iPRES 2019 conference. This consists of a maximum waiver of €2,600 to be used in this way:

  1. Waiver of registration fee for the full conference package, Monday-Friday (waiving the full conference fee: €600)
  2. Free hotel booking for 5 nights, Sunday 15th Sept – Friday 20th Sept based on the iPRES 2019 preferred Hotels list (for a total maximum waiver of €1,200)
  3. Contribution toward  travel expenses – flight, airport transfers, public transport and meals  (for a maximum of €800)

Upon Acceptance
Accepted applicants should register via a separate registration link which will be provided by the iPRES registration desk after acceptance. Hotels will be booked by the iPRES 2019 organisation after acceptance. Funds for travel will be transferred to the recipient’s bank account as soon as flight bookings as well as, if necessary, visa applications can be shown by the applicants, together with a letter of support from their institution
or, in the case of research students, from their academic supervisor.

About Visas
The conference organisation is not responsible for arranging travel documents such as a visa. Applicants are responsible for applying for a visa themselves. To support visa applications, the iPRES 2019 will send a letter of invitation to accepted applicants. Please read this information on how to determine your visa requirements.

Review Process
Reviewing of applications will begin as soon as applications come in and continue until funding has been allocated. A subset of the iPRES 2019 Organizing Team will be responsible for evaluation of applications.
Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Eligibility: whether they met the criteria for the category (applications from under-represented countries)
  • Impact: based on their motivation
  • Relevance: based on their motivation

Please note that unsuccessful applicants for the iPRES 2019 bursaries may register using the early bird fee (even if the date for this, 1 July, has passed), on the provision that the conference is not fully booked. If you have applied for a bursary and were not awarded one, but still want to attend at this lower rate, please send a message as soon as you have been notified of the results of the bursary selection procedure.