Application and Submission
Please Note: The deadline to apply for the current round of 2012 Fellowships has passed, and fellowships have been awarded for all open slots. No new fellowships are now being awarded. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Apply for a Fellowship
Do you want to work with WMF on a project to accomplish the goals of this year's theme?
A fellow is...
Email your application to fellowswikimedia.org. The following information will remain private unless otherwise specified.
The application should include:
Nominate someone else
To nominate someone else for fellowship, email fellowswikimedia.org with the name/username of the person and reason for nomination.
Submit a Project Idea
Do you have ideas for projects that require WMF support and could be led by a fellow to accomplish strategic goals? Anyone is welcome to submit ideas for new projects that fellows can take on.
A great fellowship project is...
Project ideas do not need to be a fully-fleshed project plans or proposals at this stage, but should include a description of the basic idea and some rationale about why the project is necessary, great, and a good fit for support from the WMF Community Fellowship Program, as well as some initial thoughts about what type of support may be needed.
Endorse an Idea
The fellowships program encourages endorsement and feedback on open project ideas by volunteers from the Wikimedia community. Endorsement is not a debate, vote, or poll; it is a space for volunteers and other movement stakeholders to describe why they think a project idea is of value and a good fit with selection criteria. Questions, concerns, and other feedback about a project idea are also helpful, but should be posted on the talk page instead of in the endorsements section.
- To endorse
Learn more about the endorsement process and how to endorse a project idea, and then browse the list of open project ideas below to get started.
Open project ideas
The following ideas are currently open for endorsement, feedback, collaboration, development, and consideration:
Online community engagement
Outreach and partnerships
Content creation and improvement
Readership and accessibility
If your project idea is chosen for further review, you may be asked to interview so that we can gather more information on the idea, or you may be contacted on the talk-page for further discussion. Please note that ideas and people may not be bound together in the fellowships process. You will be credited for the idea even if you aren't chosen (or interesting in being chosen) for a fellowship to enact the idea.
If your application for fellowship is chosen, you will be contacted for a series of interviews which may include an interview with Head of Community Fellowships, request for completion of a small test "task", and interviews with other WMF staff.
WMF will provide assistance growing a project idea into an actionable project plan by pairing the potential fellow to work one-on-one with a WMF staff member and/or leading brainstorming sessions with a group of staff and/or interested community members. The project plan will be made publicly available on meta for input from movement stakeholders.