Scholarships & Volunteering

Professional Scholarships Program (apply):

The Museums and the Web recognizes that many individuals who make significant contributions to the World Wide Web would be unable to attend MW without some financial assistance. New and innovative accomplishments on the Web come from all kinds of organizations throughout the world. Competitive scholarships covering full conference registration and a full day of workshops will be awarded to selected applicants. In special cases, some support will also be offered for travel and lodging costs. (The Museums and the Web does not provide the transportation between the airport to the conference hotel. Lodging does not include the food and room service.)

To be eligible, you must have made a significant contribution to the development of a cultural or heritage website or digital initiative, and must demonstrate that you would not be able to attend the meeting without support. You must prove you are a current employee of a cultural institution (including educational institutions, libraries, archives etc.).

Scholarships are sponsored by companies active in Museums and the Web and the application will be posted here by July 1st, 2014. The deadline of the submission is July 20th, 2014. The review committee will review and select the awardees by August 10th, 2014.  The application will be posted here.

Conference Volunteer (apply):

Responsibilities: Over the course of the conference, we are relying on you to perform a variety of duties that are crucial to the success of the conference. These tasks are:
  • staffing the registration desk
  • greeting and helping attendees
  • greeting at the receptions
  • making the conference package
  • collecting surveys
  • other duties as required

The volunteer orientation will be hosted on October 6th from 3pm to 5pm and attendance is required. Overall a volunteer dedicates about 20 hours during 4 days conference.

Benefits: Full registration cost (excluding the workshops) will be waived. Travel (hotel, expenses and flight costs) is not included.  The application process will begin on July 1st, 2014. The deadline is July 20th, 2014. The application is posted here.  For more information about volunteering or applying, please contact Hiroko at hkusano [at]