OpenCon Scholarships

About the OpenCon Scholarships OpenCon is a community of early career professionals and students from across the world working to create an open system for research and education. The annual conference provides an opportunity for the next generation of open practitioners and researchers to gather together and learn about key issues impacting scholarly and scientific research, educational materials, and digital research data. Conference attendees will develop the critical skills necessary to catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information. ACRL provides scholarship funding for two librarians to attend OpenCon each year.


  • Scholarship funding to attend OpenCon (includes registration, lodging, and flight*)
  • Two-year appointment to ACRL’s Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC)
  • Opportunity to publish a conference reflection in the C&RL News scholarly communication column
  • Access to an international network of advocates and scholars
* Please note that registration includes most meals and transportation from the hotel to the conference. It does not cover incidental expenses, including transportation to and from the airport, meals outside the conference, travel insurance, and other expenses.

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