Education/News/November 2021/Launch of the Wikimedia Research Fund!

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Launch of the Wikimedia Research Fund!

Author: Emily Lescak

Summary: The first call for Wikimedia Research Fund has been announced providing support to individuals, groups, and organizations with research interests on or about Wikimedia projects.

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The Wikimedia Foundation Research team and Community Resources team are announcing the first call for Research Fund proposals. We will award one-year grants up to 50,000 USD to support basic and applied research about Wikimedia projects as well as efforts to support the Wikimedia research community. We are interested in proposals in a variety of academic disciplines, including social sciences, engineering, pedagogy, and beyond.

We invite applicants to submit proposals by January 3, 2022. Submissions will be reviewed by the Research Funds Committee, taking into account Wikimedia volunteer community feedback as well as input from Wikimedia Regional Committees. A subset of applications will be invited to submit full proposals. We expect funds to be disbursed by June 15, 2022.

Questions can be directed to [fund@wikimedia.org|research_fund@wikimedia.org]. You can also join us at one of our upcoming office hours!