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LIPA Conference Grant

All individuals employed by a LIPA member institution are eligible for a LIPA Conference Grant. Preference is given to applicants who are active in the preservation community and who otherwise may not be able to seek out continuing education opportunities in a conference setting without financial assistance. Conference grants can be used to cover the cost of attending any conference with preservation/archival programming held prior to December 31, 2024; however, every grant recipient must use the grant for the conference designated in their application. Grant funds can be used to cover the registration fee as well as travel and lodging expenses.


Applications for this Grant are accepted on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications received before June 1, 2024. Every complete application will be considered by LIPA's Board of Directors. The Board reserves the right to award multiple grants. Recipients will be announced in July.


Please direct questions to Michelle Trumbo at




  • This completed application form. In lieu of the website form below, applicants may choose to use this Word version


  • A short personal statement identifying the conference you intend to use the grant to attend and briefly describing how it will further your professional development. Please emphasize any preservation and archival education or training you hope to gain from attendance. If you have a history of active involvement in law librarianship through presentations, committee work, or in other ways, please indicate.


  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


  • One letter of recommendation. This letter should address both your professional reasons for attending this conference and your financial need for a grant, if any.

Conference Grant Application

Applicants must check each box below:
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