The NISO Plus Conference organisers have awarded 12 scholarships for the inaugural NISO Plus conference with the support of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and their Byte level sponsors. There are two categories of scholarship - Early Career and Equity & Diversity. A total of nearly 60 applications were received.
The successful candidates are from the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland, and from all NISO’s key stakeholder groups - libraries, publishers, and service/infrastructure providers. Their scholarships cover registration, travel to and from the conference, accommodation at the conference hotel, and a stipend for meals and local travel. In addition to attending the conference itself, they have a fun social programme lined up for NISO Plus awardees, including meeting with NISO Board members, an invitation to the NISO Plus VIP reception, and tickets for Monday night magic show. There will also be time for them to get to know each other and the NISO staff.
The applications were reviewed by a small committee comprising Rhonda Ross (ACS), Peter Simon (NewsBank Inc), and Miranda Walker (Wolters Kluwer) — all NISO Board members; and Simon Holt (Elsevier), Sara Rouhi (PLOS), and Stephanie Sendaula (Library Journal).
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