Apply to Attend OpenCon

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Portland State University Library and Research and Strategic Partnerships are pleased to sponsor a scholarship for one early career researcher to attend OpenCon 2016.

“OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2016 will be held in Washington, DC on November 12–14.”

Eligible applicants must be early career professionals, with 10 years or less experience post-terminal degree in their field.

The scholarship recipient will agree to serve as an “open” ambassador at Portland State. This entails writing a short (no more than 750 words) blog post that will be used for the Library’s news, Research and Strategic Partnerships Quarterly Report, and other PSU communication channels to highlight your experience at OpenCon, and to further conversations in the PSU community about all forms of open.

Application deadline was August 15, 2016.

Notification of recipients will happen by September 30, 2016.

For questions, please contact Emily Ford, Urban & Public Affairs Librarian and Scholarly Communication Co-Coordinator.