Supported Participation

iPres 2022 would like to enable as many people as possible to attend the conference in September, whether online or in person. We are therefore delighted to share these funding opportunities which will reduce the costs of registration and travel for attendees who might not be able to participate otherwise. We are grateful to the National Digital Preservation Program of China, Portico, the Digital Preservation Coalition and DPOE-N who have made this possible.

The National Digital Preservation Program, China (NDPP) Supported Participation: Bursaries for iPres 2022

The National Digital Preservation Program, China (NDPP) is now offering bursaries to support iPres 2022 participation for 3-5 Chinese individuals whose submissions have been accepted by iPres 2022. NDPP Supported Participation bursaries will encourage more members from the Chinese digital preservation community to participate in the iPres 2022 conference, and promote more Chinese researchers involving research and practice of digital preservation. Successful applicants will receive a bursary to help with expenses incurred the conference registration fee. Please visit  the NDPP website for more details (in Chinese).

Portico Supported Participation: Bursaries for iPres 2022

The iPres 2022 Program Committee is delighted to announce that Portico is generously offering bursaries to support iPres 2022 participation for 2-3 individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend due to lack of funding. These Portico Supported Participation bursaries will enable members of the digital preservation community from a diverse global constituency to participate in the iPres 2022 conference, involving new participants in the application of digital preservation, and expanding the cultural diversity of the iPres community. Applications for these bursaries are welcomed from residents of under-represented countries and/or from low- and middle-income countries, and more details are provided below. 

About the Bursaries

Successful applicants will receive a bursary to help with expenses incurred in attending the iPres 2022 conference. This may be used towards any one, or all, of the following expenses:

  • Registration fee for the conference (Monday-Friday)
  • Hotel booking for up to 5 nights (Sunday 11th September – Friday 16th September) based on the iPres 2022 preferred Hotels list 
  • Contribution toward travel expenses

Portico Supported Participation bursaries are open to residents of under-represented countries and/or from low- and middle-income countries who are unable to attend the conference because of lack of funding.

You should have the support of a line manager or supervisor before you apply for a bursary.

We encourage those applying for bursaries to contribute to the conference via submissions to the main or ad-hoc program, or by some other means. Please note that only one application can be made per organization. 

How to Apply

Please use this application form to apply for the advertised Portico Supported Participation bursaries for iPres 2022. All sections of the application form should be completed and submitted to by the deadline of 07:00 UTC+1 on 31st July 2022 (click here to see your local time). 

Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Supported Registration for DPC Members

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2022 is the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the DPC.  To mark this, the DPC is sponsoring participation in iPres for its entire membership around the world.

The Executive Board has set aside funds to meet the registration fee for one in-person conference delegate from every DPC member. This unique offer is designed to ensure a wide representation of the DPC community at the conference, especially by those who would not otherwise be able to participate. This offer is made in good faith to add value and expanding participation. It should not substitute existing budgets.  Where in-person attendance is impossible, online attendance can be substituted.

Nominations for these sponsored places can only be made by an organization’s designated DPC contact. The nomination should confirm that the application has been considered and endorsed on behalf of the member, and that other sources of funding either are not available or not sufficient. The Executive Board particularly encourages applications that support:

·         Early years’ professionals or junior members of staff who might not normally be able to attend

·         Those who would face barriers to attendance, such as lack of access to funding or difficulties receiving approval for development opportunities

·         First time attendees

·         Additional attendance by agencies already committed to sending one or more delegates.

Nominations which do not meet these criteria may be returned. Nominations are due by 07:00 (UTC) on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Details of eligibility and the nomination process are provided on the link below.


Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Career Development Fund – Travel Grants

DPC LogoDPC members are also eligible to apply for one of 10 travel grants to attend in person. only one application can be made per member. The application should be submitted through the organization’s designated DPC contact, to confirm that the application has been endorsed. Please also note that this grant does not cover registration for iPres 2022. For Member Supported Registration opportunities, please see above.

Applications are due by 0700 (UTC) Tuesday 31st May 2022.


Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N) funding for USA citizens and residents


DPOE-N is pleased to offer funding support for citizens and residents of the United States of America to attend iPres 2022. Applications for funding from new and emerging professionals and those whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be prioritized.

Applications will be accepted until June 2022, on a rolling basis.

For more information and to submit an application for funding, please visit:

Your Contribution
We encourage those applying for bursaries to contribute via submissions to the ad-hoc programming which will open in May. This will include a call for digital preservation games, lightning talks, original graphics and innovation.

Upon Acceptance
Accepted applicants should register via a separate registration link which will be provided by the iPres 2022 conference organizers after acceptance.

About Visas
The conference organisation is not responsible for arranging travel documents such as a visa. Applicants are responsible for applying for a visa themselves. To support visa applications, the iPres 2022 conference organisers will send a letter of invitation to accepted applicants.

Read more about Visas

Review Process
Reviewing of applications will begin following the deadline of Tuesday 31st May 2022. A subset of the iPres 2022 Organizing Team will be responsible for evaluation of applications. Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Eligibility: whether they met the criteria for the category
  • Impact: based on their motivation
  • Relevance: based on their motivation