**Update: Applications have been received and the scholarship winners will be announced on or before 13th April 2017**
The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference, which will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton.
DPASSH 2017 is co-hosted by Sussex Humanities Lab and Digital Repository of Ireland and the theme is ‘Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything’. This theme focuses on two major challenges for long-term digital preservation: maintaining access to the form and functionality of digital objects, and managing, filtering, interpreting, and critically engaging with these petabytes of information, now and in the future. As such, DPASSH 2017 will focus on both the technical, cultural, and societal challenges of digital preservation and the impact on research when (and if) everything is saved. It asks: now that the human record is digital, what methods, approaches, tools, or skills will researchers, and society, require to understand these colossal datasets?
There are scholarships available to attend this conference. Priority will be given to current DAH PhD students (although applications will be considered from others), and to those who are submitting an abstract to the conference. The scholarship will include the conference registration fee and will cover reasonable, vouched travel and accommodation expenses. To apply, submit a paragraph outlining how this conference will benefit you in your research (maximum 300 words).
Please send your paragraph and a short cover letter including your name, institution of study, year of study, title of research project and contact details in an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship applications will remain open until March 2017. For more information about the conference, go to http://dpassh.org/.
We may also request a reference from your academic supervisor.