Individual Engagement Grants
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How the univesity can officialy undorse my grant ?
I have an important question about my grant submission process.
Today, I've met a professor and president of social and political science school of University of Louvain-la-Neuve. This professor was my teacher during my master in anthropology and my thesis promoter. HE is very interested by my project and ready to send an official email to endorse my grant and explain how the university can contribute in the partnership with Wikimedia. Concretely, he tell me about a possibility of funding from university in the context of development of pedagogic project, and he tell me also about a FNRS policy witch put under creative commons licence all academic works financed by them. That's mean a huge opportunity to increase contain of Wikiversity projects but also Wikibooks, Wikisources, Wikispaces with academic researches.
So here are two questions :
- How can I deal for transmitting an official university's announcement of endorsement including crucial informations about my grand submission ? A scan of an official letter, mail or email upload on commons ? Asking the university to send email to OTRS ?
- How many time I have, if it's not to late, to organize this ?
Thanks a lot helping me with this questions.
Have a pleasant day,
- Hi Lionel Scheepmans,
- That's great news that you're getting such strong support for your proposal!
- Since the IEG committee is scoring proposals now, I would start by having your professor endorse your proposal as soon as possible in the endorsements section with a concise summary of the specific nature of the support being offered (ask your professor to be as specific as possible). This way, you don't miss the brief window of opportunity to have this endorsement considered by the committee during their review period. Sending the information to OTRS is not necessary. It's much better to provide the information directly in your proposal where the relevant reviewers will see it.
- Depending on the nature of your Professor's interest, he might also want to sign on as an advisor to your project.
- If I'm understanding you correctly, funding support is only a possibility at this point, correct? If that's the case, then providing the link to the potential funding source in the endorsement is probably sufficient. If the funding support is certain, however, then it would be worth including that information in other areas of your proposal. Please let me know if that is the case and we can discuss further what to do. Keep me updated about progress with this lead! :-)
- Best regards, --Marti (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Timing of grant start
I'm interested in applying for next round's IEG, and have been trying to come up with a proposal draft. However, I am facing an issue with my project plan - the IEG schedule states that the next round starts in June, whereas I will most likely only be able to start in July. Is it possible to work around this?
- Pinging User:Mjohnson (WMF) :) Legoktm (talk) 05:48, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
- @Misaochaaan: Hey Misao, sorry for the delay in the response here. For IEG, grantees do get some leeway about when their grant officially begins. For instance, when I did my grant back in 2014, I elected to start a few weeks later than the official start time (the very beginning of June) on account of the fact I couldn't dedicate a lot of time early on. I imagine it would be perfectly reasonable for a grantee to begin work in July. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 03:05, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
IEG renewal - next steps?
However, I am a bit confused about where we should go from here? I am aware that the IEG has been replaced by Project Grants, but was informed that IEG renewal applications could still be submitted. In that case though, which renewal process should we follow, and who should I speak to about the next steps (getting the proposal reviewed by the grant committee)?
Translation: IEG does not accept applications, but accepts questions?
It says (quote)"... Ask on the Individual Engagement Grants question page."(end quote) As I understand that (quote)"...these new programs replace Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) and Project & Event Grants (PEG). IEG and PEG are no longer accepting applications.'"(end quote) How can we avoid readers getting confused? If I translate the first sentence quoted above or Translations:Grants:IEG/114/ja, I am afraid the page is not consistent at the banner saying you can't apply, but at the bottom "ask questions".