Scholarly Communication: Grants and Scholarships

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ACRL is pleased to provide funding to support new research, scholarships to attend events, and other select opportunities. See our current opportunities below.

Scholarly Communications Research Grants | OpenCon Scholarships | ACRL Conference Scholarships


Scholarly Communications Research Grants

ACRL's scholarly communications research grants support new research that will contribute to more inclusive systems of scholarly communications. Each grant is worth up to $5,000 and may cover research expenses such as personnel, travel, tools, or technology services. 

Note: Applications for the most recent round of grants are closed. Stay tuned for more information about future opportunities.

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OpenCon Scholarships

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ACRL sponsors scholarships to attend OpenCon's annual flagship global meeting for two librarians, selected by ReSEC. OpenCon is a community of early career professionals and students from across the world working to create an open system for research and education. In addition to a full scholarship to attend the meeting, recipients receive a two-year appointment to ReSEC and the opportunity to publish a conference reflection in C&RL News.

Note: OpenCon's global meeting is currently on hold for 2019. Stay tuned for more information about future opportunities.

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ACRL Conference Scholarships

ACRL 2021 Conference: April 14-17, Seattle, WA

Join thousands of your academic library colleagues at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle! Every conference, ACRL provides approximately 150 scholarships worth more than $100,000 across several categories to support librarians, library staff, and students to attend the biennial conference.

Scholarship applications open in May 2020. For more information, visit the ACRL Conference website.