Hi all,

In the latest round of Individual Engagement Grants
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG>, 28 eligible proposals were
submitted for review. The committee recommended 8 for funding, with 9
grantees selected to receive $87,332 overall.  WMF has now approved all 8
grants.  Here’s what we’re funding.[1]

Online Community Organizing - 2 projects funded

* Health images for all
User:CFCF <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CFCF>, a veteran Individual
Engagement grantee from Medicine Translation Project Community Organizing
will return to IEG to coordinate a multi-strategy initiative to bring
quality medical images to Wikipedia across many languages.[2][3][4]

* Effective Engagement with Health Topic Experts using Guided Checklists
This project will create infrastructure to make it easier for health
specialists to contribute their knowledge to Wikipedia.  Through interviews
and research, User:FloNight
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:FloNight> will
develop a robust health topic quality checklist that medical experts would
use to guide their review of health content on Wikipedia, directing them to
make high quality edits. [5][6]
Tools - 6 projects funded

* Improve ‘Upload to Commons’ Android App

This project will further enhance ‘Upload to Commons
making the Android app more user-friendly by improving categorization tools
and providing tutorials to help new users create more useful content for

* Enhance the ProveIt gadget

The ProveIt gadget is a reference manager that creates a visual interface
for easily adding and editing references to a Wikipedia article.  This
project will optimise the gadget by connecting it with Wikidata to allow
for autocompletion of references with existing data.[9]

* Alt text tools:
texts provide in-context descriptions of images to increase accessibility
for vision-impaired users.  This project would create a collection of tools
to allow volunteers to efficiently add and improve text alternatives on
English Wikipedia.[10]

* A graphical and interactive etymology dictionary based on Wiktionary
This project will extract etymological relationships from Wiktionary to
build a database designed for integration into Wikidata.  The database will
allow extraction of interesting information like how pronunciations or
semantics evolved through time across etymological trees and across

* Wikiscan Multi-wiki

This project will expand the Wikiscan site <http://fr.wikiscan.org/>,
currently focused on French Wikipedia, to include all Wikimedia wikis with
more than 100,000 edits.  It will provide many  daily-updated statistics,
such as most active pages and users for each day and month since a project
was created.[12][13]

* Lua libs for behavior-driven development

This project will create an extension to support testing of Lua-modules in a
behavior-driven development
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:behavior-driven_development> style using
spec-like tests.[14]

More information about this round will be covered shortly on the Wikimedia
Foundation blog.

The open call for Project Grants
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>, which will replace IEG in
the next round, is scheduled for 1 July-2 August, 2016.[15]

Congratulations to the successful grantees!















   15. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>

*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
*Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*
+1 415-839-6885
Skype: Mjohnson_WMF

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