WikiCred/2022 CFP

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Overview[edit]

WikiCredibility Grants Initiative[edit]

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.

Eligibility[edit]

All are welcome to apply regardless of geographical location. Projects, tools, and initiatives across all Wikimedia projects as well as Wikipedias of all languages will be considered.

Awards[edit]

Award Amounts: Up to $10,000 per project

Number of Awards: Multiple

Scope and preferred topics[edit]

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 are used 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 Vaccine safety project
A WordPress Plugin for Opening The News Glassbox
A new way to assist in evaluating the credibility of media sources Iffy.News
Learning product prototypes for educational purposes Cite Learn
Structures New Cited Sources on Wikipedia Scribe
Using Wikidata to report on municipalities' and government agencies' Covid-19 data Source Scour
A Graph Database of Coronavirus Research and Concepts Covid-19 Relay
The Wikipedia Community's Platform Against Disinformation Sourceror
Promoting Credibility on Wikipedia Pages with Multimedia Files Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos
A Browser Extension for Adding Context to Online Stories by Suggesting Related Wikipedia Articles WikiWhatsThis
UX of Wikipedia Credibility UX Credibility
A Bot to Add References to WikiData Statements RefB
Reliability and Multilingual Global Communities​ Reading together
Helping the Public Navigate a Challenging Media Landscape News on Wiki (NOW)

Projects can also align with the goals of WikiCite.

Applicants will be given the opportunity to discuss or present their projects in monthly online community forums beginning in November of 2022.

A list of projects that received previous WikiCred funding can be found at WikiCred.org.

Important dates[edit]

Application portal opens September 1, 2022
Submission Deadline November 28, 2022
Awardees announced December 2022
Funds dispersed No later than May 31, 2023

Application review process[edit]

All applications will be reviewed and scored by a panel of experienced Wikimedians. More information will be shared as the panel is finalized.

Apply[edit]

Start your application