NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in libraries, vendors, publishers, or other parts of the information ecosystem. This program is part of our strategic goal to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our community.

We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of OCLC, we are inviting applications for our NISO Plus 2022 scholarship program, now in its third year. As with our first and second cohorts of scholarship winners, we will again be encouraging successful applicants to engage fully with NISO and our community — not just at the NISO Plus conference, but also throughout the year.

If you’re interested in applying, or know someone who is, please use this form to tell us why you’d like to be a NISO Plus scholarship winner. As well as providing brief personal and professional details, you’ll be asked to tell us why you would like to be considered for this scholarship, including information about which aspect of the scholarly communications/ information community you are involved with, and the different perspective you would bring as a participant in the NISO Plus community (for example, because your job function, organization type, or demographic is typically under-represented, or not represented, at industry conferences).

Applications are open now through December 3, 2021, and we will inform applicants of the Committee’s decision by January 14, 2022. 



Successful applicants will be eligible for:

  • Free registration for NISO Plus 2022 (a virtual conference taking place on February 15-17, 2022) 
  • Networking opportunities throughout the year with NISO Plus Board members, staff, and other past and present scholarship winners
  • Free registration for all NISO educational webinars in 2022-24
  • Opportunities to volunteer for NISO committees and groups
  • And more!

All submissions will be reviewed by the NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships Committee, which includes representatives from the NISO staff, Board, DEIA Committee, NISO Plus Planning Committee, and current scholarship winners.

NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships Committee

  • Melroy Almeida, Australian Access Federation (Australia)
  • Todd Carpenter, NISO (USA)
  • Kelly Denzer, Davidson College (USA)
  • Roxana Dinu, National Library of Romania (Romania)
  • Jason Griffey, NISO (USA)
  • Hannah Heckner, Silverchair (USA)
  • Ana Heredia, Consultant (Brazil)
  • Ira Tam Keung Kit, Vocational Training Council (Hong Kong)
  • Alice Meadows, NISO (USA)
  • Jessica Nombrano Larsen, San Jose State University (USA)
  • Jihye Lee, Nova Southeastern University (USA)
  • Rebecca McLeod, Harvard Data Science Review (USA)
  • Gabi Mejias, ORCID (Germany)
  • Johanssen Obanda, AfricArXiv (Kenya)
  • Peter Simon, NewsBank, Inc (USA)
  • Sharon Whitfield, Rider College (USA)

Our thanks to them all!