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Conference & Event Grants

Temporary changes to the program

For the next two rounds of Conference Grants (September 2018 and February 2019) we will be limiting applications to the following:

  • Annual regional conferences (Iberoconf, WikiIndaba, CEE, WikiArabia)
  • Thematic conferences already under development (Education, ICT and gender in Africa, Wikidata)
  • Proposals from emerging communities for national/local conferences up to $10,000 USD will be accepted

To learn more about the changes to our grants programs, please read: Community Resources temporary changes to grants programs.



The conference grant proposal process is designed to support advance planning and collaboration so that movement events make the most of the time and money invested in them.

Funding is generally awarded to three broad categories of movement events:

  • Thematic events such as GLAM Bootcamp, WikiWomen's Camp and Wiki Loves Monuments International team strategy meeting
  • National conferences like WikiConference India, WikiConference North America
  • Regional affiliate meetings such as WikiArabia, CEE Meeting and Wiki Indaba

Important information:

  • For grants under $2,000 USD, please see the Rapid Grants program
  • Grant requests are accepted 2 times per year following the schedule below
  • Contact us at conferencegrants@wikimedia.org as soon as you begin planning an event to discuss timelines and eligibility. It is important to inform the conference grant program officer of your plans to apply at least two months before the application cycle begins.

Round 1 2018-2019 schedule

Proposal deadline: 3 September 2018

Staff feedback: 3 - 14 September 2018

Proposal revision deadline: 21 September 2018

Committee review: 24 September - 5 October 2018

Grantees announced: 19 October 2018

Event dates: February 2019 - July 2019

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Round 2 2018-2019 Schedule

Proposal deadline: 4 February 2019

Staff feedback: 4-15 February 2019

Proposal revision deadline: 22 February 2019

Committee review: 25 February - 8 March 2019

Grantees announced: 22 March 2019

Event dates: August 2019 - January 2020

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