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Wikimania 2022/Scholarships

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Wikimania: The Festival Edition! will take place on 11-14 August 2022 as a primarily virtual event with local in-person gatherings across the world. The organizers are providing stipends for individual virtual participation (with a focus on first-time participants) and grants for Wikimedia affiliates to organize local in-person events and/or run their own scholarship programs. The deadline to apply is June 3rd.

This page is a place for affiliates to submit a grant application, as well as for both affiliates and individuals to submit a report. For more information about scholarships, check the Wikimania wiki.

Learn more about Wikimania 2022 Scholarships

Affiliate grants: applications & reports[edit]

Apply here for Wikimania 2022 Affiliate Scholarships to support access to and participation in Wikimania 2022 in your community. Scholarships can be used to support a number of needs and activities to support access and participation in Wikimania 2022, such as covering data costs for participants, supporting childcare expenses, hosting meetups in relation to Wikimania, and more. A full list of eligible expenses can be found below.


The deadline to submit scholarship requests was the 3rd of June 2022.

Eligible activities and expenses[edit]

  • Childcare services (or similar family services) to support Wikimania participation
  • Data packages to distribute to Wikimania participants
  • Administrative or operational costs to distribute funds to community members, such as transfer fees
  • Small hardware expenses to support access (such as webcams, microphones, head/earphones)
    Note: Requests for computers, laptops, tablets, and other personal devices are not eligible.
  • Translation services for a Wikimania session
  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Printed artwork, conference swag/merchandise for event participants
In the application, you will be asked some of the following questions:
  • What Wikimedia movement affiliate do you represent?
  • How will the funding requested support your community’s participation at Wikimania?
  • What is the amount of funding you are requesting?

Proposed applications[edit]

Funded applications[edit]

Draft applications[edit]

Submit a report[edit]

All affiliates whose applications have been funded have to submit a report of their activities no later than October 31st, 2022. Reports should follow the template, it's available at the link.

The report doesn't have to be highly detailed, but it should clarify your application's goals and whether you've managed to meet them, your achieved outcomes, lessons learned, as well as financial reporting. For an example of a good report, check Wikimedia UK's report from 2021.

To submit a report, create a subpage for your grant application page (follow this naming convention: Wikimania 2022/Scholarships/Your organization's name/Report). Once the report is ready, notify the Wikimania organizing team via email: wikimania(_AT_)wikimedia.org

If you need an extension to the deadline, notify the organizing team in advance via email. Failure to submit a report on time could negatively affect your organization's ability to get future funding from the Wikimania Foundation.

Individual grants: submit a report[edit]

As is usual for Grant Programs of the Wikimedia Foundation Grant programs, Wikimania Scholarship recipients are asked to report on their participation at Wikimania after the event has come to an end.

This brief report is due on 30 September 2022 (if you need an extension, please request it in advance by emailing wikimania(_AT_)wikimedia.org).

Please share and elaborate on your experiences as a blog post. You can craft it here in Meta-Wiki – on this very page.

The blog post should answer the following questions:

  1. How did you attend Wikimania (virtually or in-person)?
  2. What did you spend the scholarship funds on?
  3. Takeaways: Choose 3 specific Wikimania sessions you attended and describe your key take-aways per session.
  4. How did you connect with other people during Wikimania 2022? How did you celebrate at Wikimania 2022?

Complementary to this, you are encouraged to create a social media post highlighting your Wikimania experience and include these as part of your report! (optional). The purpose of this is to spread the love around Wikimania 2022 and encourage newcomers to join Wikimania next year. If you choose to do so, the content of it should reflect the answer to the following question:

  1. How did you connect with other people during Wikimania 2022? How did you celebrate at Wikimania 2022?

Once you created the report on Meta-Wiki, please submit it by sending the link to the Wikimania team at wikimania(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Failure to submit a report on time could negatively affect your ability to get future funding from a Wikimania Foundation Grant Program.