Museum Computer Network scholarship to attend November conference in Pittsburgh

Museum Computer Network is pleased to offer scholarships to 15 qualified applicants from the cultural sector to attend MCN 2017 in Pittsburgh.

Scholarship Benefits
Each scholarship includes:

  • One complimentary conference registration.
  • Complimentary attendance at one of the workshops on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
  • Complimentary meet-and-greet with other scholarship recipients and MCN board members.
  • A $400 (USD) travel and food allowance.
  • Complimentary three (3) hotel-nights (Tuesday, November 7, Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9, 2017) at the conference hotel in Pittsburgh.
  • One (1) year complimentary MCN individual membership (effective as of Nov 7, 2017).


Scholarship Recipients Expectations
Scholarship recipients will be expected to:

  • Give a lightning talk of five minutes or less on a digital project of their own.
  • Attend a mandatory scholarship orientation, and rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon, November 7.
  • Contribute their skills to assist MCN and enhance the conference experience by capturing important ideas and themes that develop during sessions and events, such as posting to social media to summarize exciting trends, themes, and discussions that emerge from various sessions and blogging before and after the conference. Tasks will be assigned based on skill sets along with personal and professional interests outlined in your applications.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for an MCN Scholarship, applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be employed at an institution with no more than 20 full-time staff, OR
  • Be a first-time MCN conference attendee, OR
  • New to the profession with less than 2 years of experience in the field, OR
  • Identify as underrepresented or otherwise marginalized (this includes but is not limited to: persons of color, LGBTQ+, persons with a disability).


  • Interested candidates should fill out a Scholarship Application.
  • Application deadline is April 30, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Previous MCN scholarship recipients are NOT eligible.
  • International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Selected recipients will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, and visa applications, if required.


Additional details can be found here.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Sunday April 30th, 2017