NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in libraries, service providers/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. Each November, with support from our generous sponsors (Digital Science – 2021 and 2023, OCLC – 2022, Sloan Foundation – 2020), we invite applications for the following year’s program.

Successful applicants are eligible for:

  • Free registration for NISO Plus (our annual conference, held fully online in February) 
  • 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 for three years
  • Opportunities to volunteer for NISO committees and groups
  • And more!

Successful applicants are encouraged to engage fully with NISO and our community — not just at the NISO Plus conference, but also throughout the year, and after the end of their scholarship year. We are delighted that so many members of previous scholarship cohorts are continuing to participate in NISO events and activities!

Applications for the 2023 NISO Plus scholarship program are open through December 6, 2022 and we will inform applicants of the Committee’s decision by January 13, 2023.  If you’re interested in applying, or know someone who is, please use this form. 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).