The NDF community is a lovely bunch, and one of the loveliest things about it is that membership fees go directly towards supporting current members by funding annual NDF scholarships. 

Last year NDF was pleased to offer five scholarships that paid the full early-bird registration fees for successful applicants.

If you're not already a member of NDF, you can apply for membership in addition to a scholarship, it's only $25 for a year.


The selection panel will use the following criteria to guide their scholarship awards:

  • Relevance of current work (or current courses if a student)

  • Potential to enhance digital interaction with NZ culture and heritage, and support open or increased access to NZ content and information

  • Previous attendance at an NDF (preference will be given to those who have not attended before)

  • Assessment of financial need

  • Recommendation (from a member, employer, or lecturer)

  • Scholarships to seek a balance of recipients across gender, location, GLAM type, and experience level

Terms and conditions

  • Applications are open to NDF individual members and are due by 10 September 2019.

  • If you are not currently a member but wish to become one, the membership fee is $25 per annum.

  • Successful recipients will be notified by email and published online by 17 September 2019.

  • Scholarships are valid for attending the 2019 NDF conference.

  • They are non-transferable and will be claimed through an online registration process.

  • Recipients of all scholarships need to provide a brief evaluation of the conference to the NDF board, including a report of how they have shared their learning with their community (or plan to do so). The board may choose to publish all or some of the evaluations on its website under a Creative Commons BY license.

  • In considering applications the panel reserves the right to decline an application, or offer a scholarship of greater or lesser value, to the one you have applied for.

  • Recipients of conference fee scholarships need to register before the close of early-bird registration or pay the balance of a higher non-early bird rate.