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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

  • Conference grant proposals are accepted three times each year
  • If you are planning to request more than $15,000 USD, you must notify a program officer by email 8 to 12 months before your event
  • For grants under $2,000 USD, please see the Rapid Grants program
  • Contact us at with questions

Round 1 2017 schedule

Open call: 30 January – 26 February

Proposal deadline: 26 February

Eligibility review: 27 February – 3 March

Committee review: 4 March – 12 March

Grantees announced: 24 March

Grants disbursed: April 2017


Round 2 2017 schedule

Open call: 1 May – 28 May

Proposal deadline: 28 May

Eligibility review: 29 May – 2 June

Committee review: 3 June – 11 June

Grantees announced: 23 June

Grants disbursed: July 2017


Round 3 2017 schedule

Open call: 5 September – 1 October

Proposal deadline: 1 October

Eligibility review: 2 – 6 October

Committee review: 7-15 October

Grantees announced: 27 October

Grants disbursed: November 2017


Read grantee and staff feedback on the new grant programs and our plans for the future in the Reimagining WMF Grants 2017 Evaluation Report.