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WM UK/Research into Knowledge Gaps
Wikimedia UK would like to commission an external researcher to explore some key questions relation to initiative cluster H. In particular, they would consult with Wikimedia communities across projects and languages to determine key priorities for work on high impact topics and knowledge gaps.
targetIn the short term this would help to inform implementation planning for this initiative cluster. In the longer term this should benefit a wide range of projects and language Wikipedias.
start date1st August
start year2021
end date31st October
end year2021
budget (local currency)£1400 (equivalent to seven days work at a daily freelance rate of £200).
budget (USD)$1975
grant typeorganisation
non-profit statusYes (registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland)
contact(s)• lucy.crompton-reid(_AT_)wikimedia.org.uk• daria.cybulska@wikimedia.org.uk
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia UK
website (if applicable)• beta.wikimedia.org.uk

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Complete research to support a draft implementation plan
  2. Encourage facilitate community participation in your plan

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What movement strategy initiative will your implementation work focus on? Please select one of the initiatives described here.
    37 - list of high impact topics and bridging content gaps
  2. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    A number of individuals and affiliated organisations, as well as staff from the WMF, have expressed their interest in this area. As part of this project we would consult with all of these stakeholders, as well as others, to map topic areas; building on discussions that took place in December and February but deepening and furthering these and informing the creation of an implementation plan through qualitative and quantitative research into current knowledge gaps and potential high impact topics.
  3. Do you have any specific implementation ideas to support this initiative? Are you aware of any specific ideas in your community? If so, please briefly describe 1-2 of these ideas here.
    The research and consultation that forms the heart of this proposal would help to develop and refine previous ideas as well as generate new ones.
  4. Please describe your specific activities below to develop a draft implementation plan. What will you do to support your goals to implement this initiative from movement strategy? If possible, please provide a general timeline for these activities. When will they begin and how long will your activities take?
    The research and consultation would take place between August and September. Wikimedia UK would commit additional resources to either writing or supporting the development of an implementation plan for this initiative; however as we want to do this in partnership with other communities we haven't included specific activities or a timeline here.
  5. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal?
    You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
    We will be sharing this proposal on various discussion and talk pages.
  6. How will you keep your community updated about progress and outcomes for these activities? Who will be responsible for communicating these updates? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals below.
    For example: User:I JethroBT
    User:LucyCrompton-Reid (WMUK) will be responsible for updating and involving the Wikimedia UK community, as well as ensuring other communities are kept informed and involved.
  7. If you are organizing community discussions, what is your facilitation plan to support productive discussions around movement strategy implementation? Please also provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy that will be implemented to support these discussions. If you are not doing these activities, please write N/A.
  8. If you are requesting funding for online tools or services to support participation, please describe these services and how they will be used. If not, please write N/A.
  9. If you are translating any materials, in what languages will you be supporting translation? Who will be responsible for doing the translations? If not, please write N/A.
  10. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
  11. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined in the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:
  12. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • Yes

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning): £1400 (seven days work at £200 a day for an external researcher)
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing):
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work):
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials):
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting):
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion):
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities):
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space):
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting):
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities):
  • Other:Please note that any other costs relating to the project, such as facilitation, documentation and co-ordination, will be covered by Wikimedia UK


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org and rapidgrants(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


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