Welcome to the Virginia Tech application form for OpenCon 2017. The University Libraries and the Graduate School are sponsoring one travel scholarship for a graduate student to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany from November 11-13. If you are awarded the Virginia Tech scholarship, it will cover a your roundtrip flight, lodging during the conference, and registration costs (which includes most meals). Previous Virginia Tech recipients of a travel scholarship are not eligible.
Please fill out the form below by midnight September 5 to apply.
OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career academic professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. OpenCon 2017 will be held on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2017 is by application only.
The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2017 extend far beyond attending the Berlin meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. To find out more about OpenCon and our issue areas before applying, click here.
The deadline for this form is specified in the box at the top of the page. At any time, you can save a draft of your application by clicking "Save for Later," and you will receive a link where you can resume your application. Draft applications not submitted by the relevant deadline will be considered final.
If you already submitted an appication for OpenCon 2017 during our general application period and wish to also have your application considered for a sponsored scholarship, please DO NOT re-submit your application. See further instructions here.
Thanks, and good luck with your application!