Hi all,

In the third round of Project Grants, 32 eligible proposals were submitted
for review. The committee has recommended 10 projects for a total of
$224,900 in funding. WMF has now approved all 10 grants. Here’s what we’re
funding. [1]

Online organizing: two projects funded


   Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 coordination

This year, the Wiki Loves Monuments International Team will continue to
encourage content on diverse cultural heritage sites in this annually-run
contest. By addressing the need for partnerships and development of tools
to support participants, this project hopes to bolster local communities to
contribute and collaborate on the Wikimedia projects, with a focus on
Commons and Wikidata.[2]


   Contest toolkits and prize funds

Led by a prolific English Wikipedian, Dr.Blofeld
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dr._Blofeld>, this project aims to
equip prospective contester organizers with toolkits and design ideas,
enabling them to customize their own campaigns. In addition, the project
will include a large contest to boost the geographic diversity of
representation of women on English Wikipedia.[3] [4]

Offline outreach: seven projects funded


   Wiki Loves Monuments in Perú

Recently-recognized affiliate Wikimedians of Peru User Group will organize
a Wiki Loves Monuments contest through outreach efforts with the Ministry
of Culture in Peru as well as with newer participants outside of Lima to
contribute national and cultural heritage to the movement.[5]


   Multimedia Documentation of Traditional Trades and Crafts of Eastern,
   Northern and Up-Country Sri Lanka

Through extensive outreach in underrepresented regions in Sri Lanka, this
project plans to expand knowledge of the traditional industries,
agricultural trades, and crafts of Sri Lanka. With integrated support from
the Noolaham Foundation, engagement with local communities through their
livelihoods will be a significant step toward documenting cultural heritage
in Tamil Wikipedia, Commons, Wiktionary, and Wikibooks.[6]


   First Wikipedian in (Academic) Residence in Latin America

El Colegio de México will lead and coordinate with libraries and academic
institutions in Mexico to develop and disseminate best practices in
knowledge-sharing through Wikimedia projects.[7]


   Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2017-2018

As a follow-up to a previous WMF grant
with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), John_Cummings <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:John_Cummings>
and Navino Evans <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:NavinoEvans> will
facilitate long-term infrastructure to support ongoing content donations,
including media and text for Wikipedia and Commons, and structured data for
Wikidata.  Using the UNESCO partnership as a model, they will educate and
encourage other scientific and cultural institutions to contribute open
license material.[8][9][10][11]


   Engaging with Academic Librarians and Sororities to Address the Gender

A returning grantee
from the Inspire Campaign, West Virginia University Libraries’ Wikipedian
in Residence for Gender Equality will foster partnerships with three other
academic institutions. The project will develop a scalable model for cross
training student life and university library staff to promote Wikipedia
editing as an option for sororities to meet their community service
requirements. [11][12]


   Wikimedia UG Nigeria/Wikipedian in Residence

Partnering with pan-African cultural and tourism program Goge Africa,
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria aims to contribute and provide support for
media of heritage content.[13]


   UG GLAM Macedonia/Wikipedian in Residence

Through education and training, two Wikipedians in Residence will enable
GLAM institutions in Skopje to produce public domain material to Macedonian
Wikimedia projects. This will be an opportunity for the Macedonian
community to collaborate with the State Archives in the Republic of
Macedonia and City Library "Braka Miladinovci," and to target areas for
volunteers to explore and release new content to the movement. [14]

Software: one project funded



UK-based organization mySociety aims to populate Wikidata with
well-structured, consistent data on elected officials from around the
world. EveryPolitician combines data from multiple primary and secondary
sources from over 3.6 million data points on almost 73,000 politicians in
233 countries and territories. Through technical infrastructure and
volunteer workflows, the project will establish ongoing updates to Wikidata
about political leadership around the world, providing access to crucial
information for citizens seeking to engage and advocate with their elected

You can read more about this round on the Wikimedia Foundation blog

The open call for Project Grants 2017 Round Two
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project> will launch on August 28,
2017, with applications due September 26, 2017. [17]

Congratulations to the successful grantees!






















*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
*Individual Grants*
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