2019 IIIF Conference Travel Scholarship


In order to foster a conference environment that better reflects the diversity of the IIIF community, the IIIF Consortium is pleased to announce a travel scholarship to attend the Annual Conference being held this year in Göttingen, Germany.


  • Up to €2000 to reimburse travel, lodging, registration, and meals
  • We can provide a letter of support/invitation
  • Recipient is primarily responsible for booking and logistics, and for submitting expenses within 30 days of the conclusion of the conference (though if cash-flow is an issue, IIIF-C may be able to help with some coordination)


Preference will be given to the following, in no specific order:

  • First time attendees
  • Candidates from under-represented groups in the IIIF Community (including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc., as well as members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don’t fit into the categories listed above)1
  • Attendees from under-represented countries and geographic regions, particularly the Global South
  • Attendees from new IIIF-implementing institutions and projects


Recipients are expected to handle any paperwork requirements for travel to Göttingen, Germany, but if letters of support or invitation are necessary IIIF-C will provide those upon request.

During the conference, recipients are expected only to be engaged participants, and there is no expectation of volunteer work or other duties other than session attendance.

There will also be additional opportunities for contact and connection, including possible mentorship opportunities and an introductory lunch with the local conference team, to be finalized closer to the date of the conference.

Application requirements

In an email to admin@iiif.io with a subject line “2019 Travel Scholarship Application,” please provide the following:

A brief narrative (500 words maximum) that addresses the following elements:

  • How your work would benefit from connection to the IIIF community, and what you would hope to achieve at the conference
  • A description of financial need (e.g., no professional development funds at your institution, or no travel funding, etc.)
  • A current resume or CV

The application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact admin@iiif.io

  1. This criterion closely mirrors the way the Code4Lib community describes requirements for their scholarship (https://wiki.code4lib.org/2018_Scholarship_Documents/Application_form)