Conference Scholarship, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs designed to advance the scholarly study of Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia and the Latino/a diasporas.  We are offering a scholarship that enables master’s candidates in an ALA-accredited library and information studies program or an archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. Scholarship candidates must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study and hold a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or the Latino/a diasporas.

For full information about SALALM and the SALALM Scholarship’s application requirements, see  SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship and SALALM Scholarship Past Winners.

This poster offers a brief overview of the SALALM Scholarship.  

NASIG Opportunities

NASIG is a professional organization that focuses broadly on the information community with emphasis on e-resource and serials management, as well as scholarly communications work. The organization encourages student involvement through free student membership and low-cost conference and webinar attendance.

Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference in Pittsburgh has just opened at The early bird rate for students is $100 for a conference. There are also some student awards available, with an application deadline of February 8: 

John Riddick Student Grant 

Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship

A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in an information resource management career.

SJSU’s School of Information Student Research Journal

Call for Submissions

San Jose State University’s  School of Information Student Research Journal (SRJ) invites submissions from currently enrolled graduate students from all disciplines and institutions. Submit original research, literature reviews, book reviews, critical essays, or evidence summaries, covering topics in all fields of library and information science theory, policy, application, or practice. The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis and publishes two issues annually.

SAA Josephine Forman Scholarship

The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

The recipient of the award will receive a scholarship of $10,000. Awardees also may be invited to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History and/or the Quadrennial Historical Convocation, with funding provided by GCAH. Also included is complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting in the year in which the scholarship is received.


  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • The applicant must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year.
  • The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of the award (i.e., June 1).
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award. 
  • Applicants may have full-time or part-time status. 

For more details and application information please visit:

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.


The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee

Allyson Smally (Chair), University of Chicago
L. Dale Patterson, United Methodist Church Archives
Daardi Mixon, Minnesota State University at Mankato Megan Keller Young, University of Illinois at Chicago

2019-2020 Fellowship & Internship Opportunities at the American Philosophical Society Library

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicineearly American history; and Native American and Indigenous Studies.  The Library is also accepting applications for its 8-week Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internship program.
The strongest applications will demonstrate a clear need to consult materials housed in the APS Library and will list which collections will be used during the fellowship term. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at  
**The deadline for all long-term residential fellowships (including Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Friends of the APS Predoctoral Fellowships in Early American History (up to 1840), and Predoctoral and Sabbatical Fellowships in the History of Science) is February 1, 2019.

**The deadline for Andrew W. Mellon FoundationNative American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Summer Undergraduate Internships is February 15, 2019.
**The deadline for all short-term fellowships (including Short-Term Library Research Fellowships, Digital Humanities Fellowships, and Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships) is March 1, 2019.   
For more information about available grant and fellowship opportunities at the American Philosophical Society, please visit Questions about the fellowship program may be directed to

Long-Term FellowshipsAndrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus travel and research funds, to support twelve months of work in Native American and Indigenous Studies or allied fields.

To apply, please submit materials to

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Postdoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D., professor at any level seeking sabbatical support for a research project, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project. Applicants will receive a stipend of $45,000-$60,000 for twelve months, depending on health insurance needs and other factors. An additional $5,000 will be provided to support outside research and travel.

To apply, please submit materials to

Friends of the American Philosophical Society Predoctoral Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840)

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to early American history (to 1840).

To apply, please submit materials to

Predoctoral and Sabbatical Fellowships in the History of Science

These 12-month fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation or for faculty taking a sabbatical leave. Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus research and travel funds, to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.

To apply, please submit materials to Fellowships

Library Resident Short-Term Research Fellowship

The APS’s short-term fellowships provide 1- to 3 months of support for researchers in residence who are using Library collections. Fellowships are open to researchers working in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library’s collections for their project. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.

To apply, please submit materials to

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship

These fellowships complement the collaborative work undertaken by the Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) to support university- and community-based scholars working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities. DKS fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities. Applicants may use materials hosted at the APS Library as well as those held at other archives and libraries.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS in Philadelphia to attend a summer workshop with other DKS fellows. 

To apply, please submit materials to

Digital Humanities Fellowship

These one-month fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers who are developing digital projects that: 1) utilize the APS’s Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

Confab Equity Scholarship

We love seeing new faces at Confab, and we consider inclusion a core value of all of our events. Yet we know it’s extremely difficult for some folks to get time, budget, and other needs met so they can attend a professional conference.

In this spirit, we’re thrilled to announce the very first Confab Equity Scholarship, which aims to remove the financial and logistical obstacles that can make conference attendance impossible for many people.

Scholarship recipients will receive specialized assistance to attend Confab: The Content Strategy Conference, taking place April 23–26, 2019, in Minneapolis. Our aim is to eliminate barriers to attendance, whatever they may be.

Learn more about the equity scholarship, including eligibility, selection criteria, and how to apply in the link below. 

Applications are due January 31, 2019.

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET 

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

 The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional $6,000 supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences. 

Qualifications:·         Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)     
Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. 

Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.·         Work experience in a library or health sciences environment. For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit For additional information about the program, see the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows web site:  If you have any questions, please send an email to

The ORISE NIH Research Participation Team
Oak Ridge Participant ProgramsORISE
(865) 241-5219 (fax) 
Oak Ridge Participant Programs: CDC | FDA | EPA | IC | NIHARS | USFS

CFP: Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting 2019

The Society of Mississippi Archivists is pleased to announce their annual meeting will occur on April 24-26, 2019 on the campus of Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.

This one and one half day multidisciplinary conference will explore the theme of Diversity and Inclusion in the Archives. There will also be a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, April 24, on Teaching with Primary Sources, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, from 2-5 PM.

We seek posters, individual presentations and panels that consider all aspects of diversity and inclusion in archival practice, including reference, instruction, outreach, appraisal and processing.

Possible topics include:

–          Successful outreach to underrepresented communities

–          Approaches to developing LGBT+ collections

–          Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff from underrepresented communities

–          Making the archives accessible to patrons with disabilities

–          Creating diverse and inclusive exhibits in the archives and on-line

Please send an abstract (with title) of approximately 200 words and a brief bio to DeeDee Baldwin (, by February 7, 2019. Both individual presentations and panel discussions will be limited to one hour sessions.

We welcome proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers.

Jennifer McGillan

Coordinator of Manuscripts

Mississippi State University Libraries

PO Box 5408 Mississippi State, MS 39762

662 325 3071 |

SAA Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received.
For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit:  Click here to apply!
Good Luck!
Carrie Schwier
Outreach and Public Services Archivist
Indiana University Archives
1320 E. 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Caring for Artists’ Films, June 10-14, Museum of Modern Art

Does your institution have a collection of avant-garde, experimental, or artists’ films? Are you uncertain where to get started in caring for such a collection? This five-day hands-on workshop will focus on the stewardship of both analog and digital artists’ films within collecting institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, and distributors. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to properly acquire, store, migrate, exhibit, and generally maintain these films, which have unique requirements for their care and display.

The workshop will include expert-led sessions on the following topics:

  • Technical history of filmmaking and film formats, with a focus on experimental and avant-garde artists’ practices
  • Film acquisition workflows
  • Strategies for collection surveys, registration, and long-term storage
  • Basics of condition assessment
  • Migration strategies related to exhibition and preservation
  • Exhibition design, planning, and installation for both gallery and theater display
  • Documentation methods and strategies
  • Long-term care and advocacy for film collections

Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to design and execute action plans at their institutions to accomplish long-term preservation goals.

Requirements for Application: Attendance is limited to a small cohort of no more than sixteen participants. This workshop is open tostaff from museums, archives, libraries, distributors, and others who care for film collections that include artists’ films. Applicants should be permanent members of staff at their institution (full- or part-time). Participants are expected to attend all five days. There is no registration fee for this workshop. Travel and lodging will be reimbursed based on available funds and the budgets submitted. English will be the language of instruction.

How to Apply: Please provide 1) a letter of interest (1,000 words maximum); 2) a CV; and 3) a budget of the anticipated cost of attendance, in U.S. dollars. Additionally, applicants must complete the online Collection Data Form. Applications that do not meet all requested requirements will not be considered.

The letter of interest must include: 1) Why participation in this workshop is important to the film collection at the applicant’s institution; 2) a brief history of the film collection and key institutional preservation efforts to date; 3) the applicant’s work with the film collection to date; 4) how this workshop directly applies to the applicant’s day-to-day work; and 5) the applicant’s prior experience with the topic, or lack thereof, as well as attendance at any relevant conferences or workshops on related topics. (This is to aid curriculum development-no prior experience with the topic is required.)

Applications should be submitted to no later than midnight EST on Thursday, January 31, 2019, with notifications expected by the middle of March 2019. For more information, please visit  

This workshop is part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Initiative, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Media Conservation Initiative seeks to advance new strategies for the field of time-based media art preservation and restoration.