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Dear colleagues,

*Apologies for cross-postings*

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
<https://www.dpoe.network/> 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 [log in to unmask]

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.
<https://www.dpoe.network/professional-development-support/digital-preservation-training-opportunities/>
These
Professional Development Support microgrants are generously funded through
a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Microgrants: General Professional Development
<https://airtable.com/shrCFhnbeKMbi53m3?prefill_Applicant+category=Professional+employed+by+an+institution>:
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
<https://airtable.com/shrCFhnbeKMbi53m3?prefill_Applicant+category=Emerging+professional>:
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
<https://airtable.com/shrCFhnbeKMbi53m3?prefill_Applicant+category=Laid%20off+or+furloughed+due+to+Covid-19+pandemic>:
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 <https://www.mypronouns.org/she-her>
Program Director, Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
<http://dpoe.network/>
*PRATT INSTITUTE *School of Information
144 West 14th Street | 6th Floor | New York, NY 10011-7301
phone: 212-647-7693 | [log in to unmask] | http://dpoe.network/

📍 working from Los Angeles, CA