Wikimedians Strengthening Knowledge and News Credibility on the Internet
The WikiCredibility Grants Initiative (WikiCred), a project of Hacks/Hackers, requests applications from individuals, groups, or organizations seeking funding support for the development of tools, projects or initiatives that strengthen credibility and reliability of information within Wikimedia projects.
Hacks/Hackers is a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of groups (and counting) and thousands of members across four continents (and counting). Hacks/Hackers’s mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information.
Projects and topics should clearly intersect with the overall mission of Hacks/Hackers and MisinfoCon communities with focus on trust online and trustworthiness, information veracity, reliability and integrity and envisioning new solutions and new information networks and systems.
WikiCred is particularly interested in supporting the development of Wikimedia tools, projects, programs or initiatives that will benefit underserved communities or improve content related to timely topics such as reproductive health care and election misinformation. Other topics will also be considered.
Tools should aim to strengthen sourcing practices within Wikimedia projects by improving access to high-quality credible sources as well as the citations they help to create.
WikiCred will also consider applications seeking funds to facilitate Wiki meetups that invite talks on strengthening credibility on Wikimedia projects and the overall information ecosystem. Sample meetup attendees may include journalists, librarians, editors, teachers, media literacy groups or NGO’s.
Applicants should expand on the ideas, themes, and work of past WikiCred projects with the ultimate goal of helping to build movements dedicated to the following areas or tasks:
Tool type, purpose, priority, etc.
Previously funded WikiCred project
Strengthening information on vaccine safety on Wikipedia
IMPORTANT: A handful of applicants have experienced a technical issue with the application portal. Please protect your answers by saving them before submitting them through the portal. This is the only way they can be recovered should something go wrong.
If you have experienced this problem and would like to re-submit your application without using the portal, please send your answers in an email or document to: info (at) wikimediadc.org. You can view the questions without applying by selecting the blue button below.
The WikiCred grant deadline has been extended to December 2.