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Registration for the 2021 RDAP Association Summit is open!

Registration Information

  • An individual may register online for the Summit and up to 2 workshops.
  • Summit registration is $30.00 and each workshop is $10.00.
  • Scholarships are available, see below for more information.
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Through a joint effort from the Sponsorship and Conference Action Committees and sponsorship funds from an anonymous donor, Figshare, Northeastern University Library, and Syracuse University iSchool, scholarships are available to cover registration for the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2021.

Scholarships are available to all but preference will be given to:
  • Current students (undergraduate or graduate) and early career professionals (3 years or less) with an interest in or currently working in research data management and preservation/archiving.

  • Individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups and those who are first-time RDAP attendees. In alignment with RDAP’s values, we want to ensure that we are supporting a diverse array of identities that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, ability, role or specialty, disciplinary approach, or research environment.

Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Summit and compose a blog post about their conference experience to be posted on the RDAP website. Scholarship winners are also strongly encouraged to write up their RDAP conference experience as a commentary for the JeSLIB RDAP 2021 Special Issue.
Please submit your application by February 19 through the online scholarship application form.

The application should include a personal statement no longer than 1600 characters (roughly 250 words) describing a bit about yourself and how attending the Summit will inform your scholarship or practice. Contact Tess Grynoch, tess.grynoch[at]umassmed[dot]edu, if you have any questions.

Winners will be notified by February 24.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated using the following rubric:





Applicant is member of target demographic(s):

  • student
  • early career
  • marginalized and underrepresented group
  • First-time RDAP attendee

Applicant is not a member of any of the target demographics

Applicant is an early career professional or first-time RDAP attendee

Applicant is a student or identifies as being part of a marginalized or underrepresented group

Applicant is a member of multiple target demographics

Description of
how attending
the RDAP event
will inform
scholarship or


Description is unclear
and/or incomplete;
does not demonstrate
how attendance will
inform applicant’s

scholarship or practice

Description may lack
clarity or
somewhat weak
demonstration of how
attendance will inform
will inform applicant’s

scholarship or practice

Description is clear
and complete; makes
a reasonable case for
how attendance will
inform applicant’s

scholarship or practice

Description is
exceptionally clear and
complete; makes a
strong case for how
attendance will inform
applicant’s scholarship

or practice

Scholarship Funders

Thank you to our generous scholarship donors!


Northeaster University Library Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

an anonymous donation from a RDAP member.
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