Grants:Conference

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Conference & Event Grants


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 2017-2018 schedule

Open call: 5 September – 6 October 2017

Proposal deadline: 6 October 2017

Committee review: 14 - 27 October 2017

Grantees announced: 30 October 2017

Grants disbursed: November 2017

Event dates: February 2017 - July 2018

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Round 2 2017-2018 Schedule

Open call: 2 February - 4 March 2018

Proposal deadline: 4 March 2018

Committee review: 10 - 25 March 2018

Grantees announced: 30 March 2018

Grants disbursed: April 2018

Event dates: August 2018 - February 2019

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