National Digital Stewardship Residencies New York (5 openings)

New York City
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Created: May 2, 2015


The deadline and evaluation timeline for host and resident applications is:

Host Applications due: Friday, April 10, 2015
Host Institutions selected/notified: Friday, April 24, 2015
Resident Applications due: Friday, May 22, 2015 [extended from previous date of May 8]
Residents selected/notified: Friday, June 12, 2015
Residents confirm acceptance: Friday, June 19, 2015
Residents begin residencies: September 2015 (exact date TBD)
Note: Dates subject to change.

Eligibility requirements for potential residents:
  • Applicants must have received a master’s degree (or higher) between Spring 2013 and Spring 2015 in a field related to the stewardship of digital information. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as an NDSR-NY resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in September 2015 or will relinquish your place in the program.
  • Applicants must be prepared to begin and finish distinct digital stewardship projects working on-site at host institutions in the New York City area.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens to participate in the NDSR-NY program.

Application details for potential residents:
  • Required application documentation is listed on the NDSR-NY Resident Application Form.
  • Residents will be able to rank their preferred host projects and those preferences will be taken into consideration when matching selected residents with host institutions.
  • The video or online project required as part of the application should answer the question, “Why are you interested in digital stewardship?”

Program details for potential residents:
  • NDSR-NY is funding 5 residents to work in host institutions in 2014-2015 and an additional 5 residents in 2015-2016.
  • Residencies run 9 months, from September 2014 through May 2015 and from September 2015 through May 2016.
  • Residents are paid around $23/hour for a 40 hour work week for 9 months. Additional professional development money is provided for conference attendance.
  • Residents do not receive health benefits while in the residency, however the cost of healthcare has been factored into the salary rate listed above.
  • Applicants must be prepared to begin and finish distinct digital stewardship projects working on-site at host institutions in the New York City area.
  • Participation in the program also includes a week-long advanced training session, ongoing workshops, lectures, and special events, and other cohort activities.
  • Residents get access to mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals, as well as the concurrent NDSR programs being run by Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and by Harvard and MIT in Boston.

The NDSR is an ongoing, multi-city program developed and supported by IMLS. As such, residents should expect to interact with former and current residents in other cities, to advocate for the program at professional conferences and events, and provide valuable input to NDSR program officers on ways to improve and extend the NDSR program.

Additional resources for potential residents:
  • More information is available in the FAQ.
  • A presentation by Vicky Steeves about her experience as a 2014/15 New York resident is available online.
  • Bios for all five of the 2014/15 New York residents are posted here.
  • Our February 2014 informational webinar about NDSR-NY can be viewed online; slides from the webinar are also available.
  • Additional information on the overall NDSR program can be seen at the NDSR website of the current Washington D.C. program.


Published: Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:03 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC