Hi everyone, The open call for the Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program will begin on November 1, when we begin public review of new proposals. The final deadline is November 30th for all submissions. < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>. Importantly, this will be the only open call for Project Grants in the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30th 2019.
We are also seeking additional volunteer candidates to expand the Project Grants Committee. More information is provided at the end of this email. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal: * Tutorials for writing a strong application: < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Tutorial> * General planning page for Project Grants: < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Plan> * Program guidelines and criteria: < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Learn> Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us at projectgra...@wikimedia.org if you would like feedback or more information. We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by November 30th! < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Apply> Volunteering for the Project Grants Committee We are also seeking candidates to participate in the Project Grants Committee, the volunteer decision-making body that reviews all Project Grant proposals and decides which projects to fund. Committee members have diverse backgrounds with skill sets like: * On-wiki editing and experience * Experience leading, coordinating, or managing projects with an intended on-wiki or online impact. * Background in handling externally provided money and working within budgets, preferably in a non-profit context. * Any grants you've applied for or worked in grant programs (in the Wikimedia, academic, or wider non-profit world). * Expertise in areas like knowledge equity or knowledge as a service, that will help us move toward our movement strategic direction * Software or research expertise If you are interested in serving as a committee member, you cand find more information and submit your candidacy here by November 15th: < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Committee/Candidates> Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgra...@wikimedia.org. Take care, Chris Chris "Jethro" Schilling I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)> He/His/Their Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>