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From: "Michael Peel" <>
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Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 11:28 AM
Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Talis Incubator for OpenEducation 
funding available

Would it be worth applying for a grant via the below incubator?
Particularly for the schools' project, I guess - does anyone have
other projects in mind that this would suit?


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> From: Brianna Laugher <>
> Date: 20 August 2009 03:08:13 BDT
> To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed
> subscription)" <>,
> Subject: [Internal-l] Talis Incubator for Open Education funding
> available
> Reply-To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination \(closed
> subscription\)" <>
> Via the Creative Commons blog -
> entry/17005
> Talis Incubator for Open Education
> For the latest news follow us on twitter: @talisincubator
> Talis understands the growing importance of the Open Education
> movement and its potential impact on how education is accessed,
> assessed and certified.
> Aimed at individuals or small groups, the Talis Incubator for Open
> Education provides angel funding and other forms of assistance for
> ideas and projects that have the potential to further the cause of
> Open Education through the use of technology. All we ask in return is
> that you donate or ‘open source’ the intellectual property generated
> back to the communities that could benefit most from your work.
> The brief
>    1. Write a proposal outlining your Open Education related project
> or idea, making a bid for funding of between £1,000 and £15,000.
>    2. After reviewing and making sure your proposal meets the
> guidelines, submit it to
>    3. A proposal review board made up of independent thought leaders
> and Talis representatives decide which projects get funding.
>    4. For successful bids, Talis awards you the funds and organises
> any other help you have asked for.
>    5. Complete the project according to the schedule outlined in
> your proposal.
>    6. Talis helps you to make sure your work is disseminated amongst
> the community.
> from
> they also note "We also welcome applications from outside the UK,
> however we regret that we can only consider and award amounts in GBP
> (£), so if you are from outside the UK please account for exchange
> rate fluctuation, and make sure you can receive funds paid in GBP."
> Looks a bit interesting!
> cheers
> Brianna
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