Thursday, November 19, 2015


Deadline:  January 03, 2016. Late submissions will be considered if funds are available. 

We are pleased to be able to offer travel fellowships to encourage students and young scholars to attend FORCE2016. Our goal is to encourage students and young scholars to become a part of the FORCE11 community. Preference will be given to students based on need, as determined by the information to be provided in the form below. Travel support has been provided through generous grants from a number of organizations. Fellowships of up to $1,200 are available for travel within the US and Canada, and up to $2,000 for international travel.

In addition, conference registration fees will be waived for all travel fellowship recipients.
As part of the fellowship, we will ask you to report on your experience of attending FORCE2016 in the form of an online post or video.


FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. FORCE11 has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals into an open movement with clearly identified stakeholders associated with emerging technologies, policies, funding mechanisms and business models. While not disputing the expressive power of the written word to communicate complex ideas, our foundational assumption is that scholarly communication by means of semantically enhanced media-rich digital publishing is likely to have a greater impact than communication in traditional print media or electronic facsimiles of printed works. However, to date, online versions of ‘scholarly outputs’ have tended to replicate print forms, rather than exploit the additional functionalities afforded by the digital terrain. We believe that digital publishing of enhanced papers will enable more effective scholarly communication, which will also broaden to include, for example, the publication of software tools, and research communication by means of social media channels. We see FORCE11 as a starting point for a community that we hope will grow and be augmented by individual and collective efforts by the participants and others. We invite you to join and contribute to this enterprise.
FORCE11 grew out of the FORC Workshop held in Dagstuhl, Germany in August 2011. Hence, the "11" in FORCE11
FORCE11 is a movement of people interested in furthering the goals stated in the FORCE11 manifesto. An important part of our work is information gathering and dissemination. We invite anyone with relevant information to provide us links which we may include on our websites. We ask anyone with similar and/or related efforts to include links to FORCE11. We are a neutral information market, and do not endorse or seek to block any relevant work.