Code4lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships (Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST)

For the Code4Lib 2014 Conference, 9 scholarships have been sponsored to promote diversity.

CLIR/DLF has sponsored 5 scholarships, EBSCO has sponsored 2 scholarships, ProQuest has sponsored 1 full scholarship, and Sumana Harihareswara has sponsored half a scholarship which was matched by ProQuest. All sponsors have left it up to the discretion of the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarship Committee for how to award these diversity scholarships.

The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee will award 9 diversity scholarships based on merit and need. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for a qualified attendee to attend the 2014 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from March 24 - 27, 2014.

CONFERENCE INFO

For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website: http://code4lib.org/conference/2014

You can see write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:

CODE4LIB 2014 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY, CRITERIA, AND REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference.

  • Four scholarships will be awarded to any woman or transgender person.
  • Four scholarships will be awarded to any person of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.
  • One scholarship will be awarded to the best remaining candidate who meets any of the previously mentioned eligibility requirements.

Eligible applicants may apply based on multiple criteria, but no applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of any Code4Lib scholarship are not eligible for a scholarship.

The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

Scholarship recipients are required to write and submit a brief trip report to the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarships Committee by April 1, 2014 to be posted to the Code4Lib wiki. The report should address: (a) what kind of experience they had at the conference, (b) what they have learned, (c) what suggestions they have for future attendees and conference organizers.

All reimbursement forms and receipts must be received by May 26, 2014.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send an email to Jason Ronallo (jronallo@gmail.com) with the subject heading “Code4Lib 2014 Diversity Scholarship Application” containing the following (combined into a single attached PDF, if possible):

  1. A brief letter of interest, which:
    • Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
    • Describes your interest in the conference and how you intend to participate
    • Discusses your merit and needs for the scholarship
  2. A résumé or CV
  3. Contact information for two professional or academic references

The application deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST.

The scholarship committee will notify successful candidates the week of Jan. 6, 2013.

SPONSORS

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the Code4Lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Digital Library Federation
EBSCO
ProQuest
Sumana Harihareswara