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Your institution needs not be an EDUCAUSE member to apply for this program. While more than one candidate from the same institution may be considered in a single award year, priority will be placed on distributing fellowship opportunities broadly. The selection committee will consider applications from outside the United States, but grant resources and event programming limit our ability to support international needs.

Women submitting grant applications to the Jane N. Ryland Fellowship Program will be considered for the Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship.

These programs provide funds for professionals who deserve the same opportunities to advance that they help to provide for so many faculty and students.

Eligible 2016 EDUCAUSE Events

As a preeminent association for higher education information technology professionals, EDUCAUSE offers one of the most comprehensive, respected programs of face-to-face learning opportunities available. Nearly 10,000 college and university technology managers and practitioners meet every year at more than a dozen EDUCAUSE-sponsored events to develop the skills, knowledge, and relationships to help their institutions seize today's opportunities and minimize tomorrow's risk. Ryland Fellowship and Balestri Scholarship grants may be applied to the events below.

(Several of the following programs require applications. Funding does not guarantee admittance to these programs.)

2016 Dates
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting
February 2-4
EDUCAUSE Connect: Denver
March 2-4
EDUCAUSE Connect: Miami
April 6-8
EDUCAUSE Institute New IT Managers Program: Denver
March 2-4
EDUCAUSE Institute New IT Managers Program: Miami
April 6-8
NERCOMP Annual Conference (An EDUCAUSE Affiliate)
March 21-23
Security Professionals Conference
April 18-20
EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program
July 18-22 (by application)
EDUCAUSE Institute Learning Technology Leadership Program
June 27-July 1
EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program
June 27-July 1
EDUCAUSE/NACUBO Administrative IT Summit
Summer 2016
Leading Change Institute
June 12-17 (by application)
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
October 25-28


Eligible 2017 EDUCAUSE Events

Eligible 2017 events have not yet been determined.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of Ryland Fellowships are selected annually on a competitive basis. Applicants may serve their institutions in any information technology management area: central IT organizations, academic units, or administrative departments.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee using the following criteria:

  • Applicant's commitment to higher education and information technology
  • Institutional commitment to information technologies, to employee professional development, and to the applicant
  • Potential benefit to the applicant and his or her institution
  • Institutional economic need


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