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Proposal kit

From IdeaLab to Individual Engagement Grant:
Turn your idea into a grant proposal

Do you have a good idea that is eligible for funding from an Individual Engagement Grant?

Individual Engagement Grant proposals have the following parts: an infobox, an idea, a project plan, and community discussion. This page will teach you how to make everything required for a complete proposal.

Not sure if your proposal is complete? Here's an example.

grant proposal parts


To make sure you have a complete proposal, please check that you have all sections as described below. Copy and paste any missing parts into your page to develop it into a complete proposal.

round 2 2014 schedule

Proposals accepted: 1-30 September

Committee members finalized: 15 September

Community comment requested: 1–20 October

Committee review: 21 October – 3 November

Grantees announced: 5 December

2014

Grants disbursed: December 2014 – January 2015

Midpoint reports: April

Final reports: July

2015 +

round 1 2014 schedule

Proposals accepted: 1–31 March

Committee members finalized: 15 March

Community comment requested: 1–20 April

Committee review: 7 April – 5 May

Grantees announced: 30 May

Grants disbursed: June

Midpoint reports: September

Final reports: January

2014 +

step 1.

proposal kit idea

If you started a project page by drafting an Individual Engagement Grants proposal, you should have most of part 1 done already. Let's review to make sure you have everything here...

When you press edit, the edit box should look like this


{{IEG/Proposals/Infobox
<!--List the names of all project participants in the space below. Please link them to active usernames wherever possible, for example, [[User:Me|My Full Name]], [[User:Guy|Guys' Name]].-->
|grantees=
|volunteers=
|advisors=
<!--Please add a username and/or email address that we can use to contact you. For an email address, use {{@}} in place of "@", for example, yourname{{@}}yourdomain.com.-->
|contact=
<!--Write a short summary of your project, in 20 words or less in the space below-->
|summary=
|more participants=<!--If you want more participants in your proposal, add "YES"-->
|title={{SUBPAGENAME}}<!--You don't need to change this entry-->
|round=2<!--You don't need to change this entry-->
|year=2013<!--You don't need to change this entry-->
|status=DRAFT<!--When you have completed all 3 parts of your proposal and it is ready for review, change DRAFT to PROPOSED (all caps).-->
|IdeaLab=YES<!--If you want to remove your proposal from the IdeaLab, delete "YES"-->
}}
==Project idea==
===What is the problem you're trying to solve?===
<!--In this section: Explain the problem that you are trying to solve with this project. What is the issue you want to address? Be brief, you can update and add to this later.-->

===What is your solution?===
<!--In this section: Explain the experimental solution that your project offers. How might your idea solve the problem you've identified? Be brief, you can update and add to this later.-->

==Project goals==
<!--In this section: briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. You can update and add to this later.-->


<!--The templates below help maintain your idea, please leave them, thank you!-->
{{IdeaLab/Button/2}}

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step 2.

proposal kit infobox

If you started in IdeaLab, you will need to update your infobox (the first part of the wikimarkup shown above). This is because Ideas have a different infobox before they become Individual Engagement Grant proposals. Follow the instructions to update your infobox so that it matches what is shown above.

Turning an idea into an Individual Engagement Grant proposal

These steps will turn your orange Idea infobox into a gray Individual Engagement Grant infobox.

Step 1. Update your infobox

Change the infobox template at the top of the edit window {{IdeaLab/Idea/Infobox to the IEG infobox: {{IEG/Proposals/Infobox

Step 2. Specify roles for participants

Tell us how participants will be involved in this grant project. You can specify roles by changing |participants= to one or more of the following options (feel free to list all 3 if you have all kinds of participants):

  • List yourself and anyone else who will be receiving the grant money, writing grant reports, etc by replacing participants with |grantees= followed by your name(s).
  • If someone will be participating as a volunteer (e.g. community members interested in helping, but not receiving funds), add |volunteers= followed by a list of names.
  • If someone will be participating in an advisory role, add |advisors= followed by a list of names.

Step 3. Change the status

Add DRAFT after |status =

Step 4. Add round and year to the infobox

After |title = in the infobox template you just changed, add:

|round = 2
|year = 2013

After you have changed your infobox go to step 2 of "Expand to turn this idea into an Individual Engagement Grant proposal"

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step 3.

proposal kit project plan and community discussion

This is the part where your idea becomes a more detailed project plan. Here, you're telling us what, when, and how you're going to complete your project if selected for a grant. You're also making space for community input, and demonstrating to us that you've notified relevant communities about your proposal.

Part 2 of 2: Project Plan and Community Discussion

Saving the sections in the edit box below creates the required structure for the final part of your IEG proposal. This will become your project plan and create space for community discussion.

Provide as much information as you have now, and you can add and make revisions later to keep developing your proposal until the scheduled deadline.

Step 1. Project plan

Tell us about the scope, budget and impact of your project in the provided sections.

Step 2. Participants

Tell us about yourself and any other people who will be working on this project. We like to understand who you are and what you contribute to the project.

Step 3. Community notification

This section is where you'll paste links to places you've notified your target community, and to any other relevant discussions on the project.

  • You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal.
  • We recommend engaging your target Wikimedia community early and often. You'll want to give enough time for community input because we prefer to fund projects with good community engagement.
  • If you don't have links to community discussion yet, that's ok, just save the page as-is, then go notify by starting your discussion somewhere that your target community is likely to see it, and come back to your proposal to add the link to your notification as soon as you can.

Step 4. Save the page

Press Save page. Then you will have finished creating all sections of your proposal.

Step 5. Update and PROPOSE

After saving, you may continue to edit your page to add more information to your proposal. Once you feel it is complete and ready for review, update the status to PROPOSED (status=PROPOSED in the infobox markup)

After you press save, you have finished creating all sections of your proposal. Have a great time continuing to develop your project idea, we look forward to your completed submission!

Copy and paste the content from the box below into your proposal page (after the first part)


__TOC__<!--The sections below provide the required structure for part 2 of your project proposal, feel free to add to them but please keep the provided subsections.-->
==Project plan==
<!--Leave this blank-->
===Scope===
====Activities====
<!--Think of your project as an experiment, and tell us how you'll carry it out. What will you and other participants spend your time doing? What you make, create, or complete by the end of the project? How will you test your solution to the problem you're aiming to solve?-->


===Budget===
====Total amount requested====
<!--Please list the total grant amount you are requesting in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified).-->


====Budget breakdown====
<!--How you will use the funds you are requesting? You can create a table with the table button from the toolbar above, or just list bullet points.-->
<!--Examples: *Travel roundtrip from Bangladesh to India: (Amount) USD, *Visual design contractor: (Amount) USD, *Project management: (Amount) USD, *Wikimedia merchandise for volunteer giveaways: (Amount) USD, etc.-->


===Intended impact===
====Target audience====
<!--Who will be better served or impacted as a result of this project? Specific targets help make projects successful, so please be as specific as possible - do you plan to test your project on a particular set of languages or Wikimedia projects, for example?-->


====Community engagement====
<!--How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve at various points during your project? Community input and participation helps make projects successful.-->


====Fit with strategy====
<!--What crucial thing are you trying to change or have an effect on in the Wikimedia movement with this project? Please select a Wikimedia strategic priority that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits-->
<!--Examples of strategic priorities: Increasing Reach (more people are able to access Wikimedia projects), Improving Quality (better quality and quantity of content on Wikimedia projects), Increasing Participation (larger and more diverse groups of people are contributing to Wikimedia projects)-->


====Sustainability====
<!--What do you expect will happen to your project after the grant ends? How might the project be continued or grown in new ways afterwards?-->


====Measures of success====
<!--How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include specific, measurable targets here.-->
[[m:Grants:Learning_patterns/Achievable_goals#Set_realistic_targets|Need target-setting tips?]]

==Participant(s)==
<!--Please list all prospective grantees for this project and tell us something about each of you. We’re particularly interested in hearing about any related skills, experience, or other background that you think will help make this idea successful.-->


==Discussion==
<!--Leave this blank.-->
===Community Notification===
<!--You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.-->
Please paste a link below to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. [[m:Grants:Learning_patterns/Let_the_community_know|Need notification tips?]]

===Endorsements===
<!--This section is for community members to describe why they think a project idea is of value.-->
Do you think this project should be selected for an Individual Engagement Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. Other feedback, questions or concerns from community members are also highly valued, but please post them on the [[Grants talk:{{PAGENAME}}|talk page]] of this proposal.

*''Community member: add your name and rationale here.''


<!--You have finished creating all sections of your proposal. Have a great time continuing to develop your project idea, we look forward to your completed submission!-->

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summary:

please add a summary in 20 words or less





2014 round 1

Project idea

What is the problem you're trying to solve?

What is your solution?

Project goals

Project plan

Scope

Activities

Budget

Total amount requested

Budget breakdown

Intended impact

Target audience

Community engagement

Fit with strategy

Sustainability

Measures of success

Need target-setting tips?

Participant(s)

Discussion

Community Notification

Please paste a link below to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?

Endorsements

Do you think this project should be selected for an Individual Engagement Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. Other feedback, questions or concerns from community members are also highly valued, but please post them on the talk page of this proposal.

  • Community member: add your name and rationale here.


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