Great news to hear about the arrival of Woubzena !!! Welcome !
Alex, I have a clarification question. What does exactly define "open"
in "will only be allowed to have three open grants at any one time"
Does "open" include "pending grant requests currently under review"
example ? Or does "open" only include "accepted grant requests until
final report is submitted"
Actually, what is unclear in my mind is what is exactly the "starting
date" and the "ending date" of the "open window"
As such, starting date could for example mean
1) the date when we submit a grant request
2) the date where the grant request is officially accepted
3) the date where the funds are actually sent
4) the date where the project actually officially start (as declared on
the grant request)
The end date could for example mean
1) the date the project officially close as declared on the grant
request (I think that would be a bad choice :))
2) the date the final report is officially submitted
3) the date the WMF officially declared the grant closed (after review
of the documentation)
Which case is selected... might imply a BIG difference in particular for
For example, if I take the example of Wiki Loves Africa... The
submission request was made in February 2017 (roughly...). The approval
was in July 2017. The money was received in September 2017. The final
report is likely to be submitted in March 2018. And I guess it may take
a couple of additional months at least to get it reviewed by the grant
team, so perhaps June 2018. If "open" is July-June... fine. If "open"
February-June... tough. That would mean that any "Wiki Loves" contest
which runs annually will actually count 2 projects running at any given
Can you clarify ?
Le 16/11/2017 à 00:02, Alex Wang a écrit :
We are sending this message to select community mailing lists and all
previous recipients of a Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grant. We have
three announcements regarding the Rapid Grants Program:
*1. New Rapid Grants Program Officer! *
We are very happy to announce we have hired a Program Officer for
Rapid Grants -- Woubzena Jifar! She started at WMF on November 13th.
Over the last year we have struggled to keep up with the growing
demand for Rapid Grants and are excited to be able to add capacity to
our team to better (and more rapidly) support the Wikimedia
communities. Please see her staff bio here:
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:WJifar_%28WMF%29>. You can
contact her at wjifar(a)wikimedia.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or
*2. Three grant cap for individuals, groups, and organizations*
Beginning December 1, 2017 any individual, group, or organization will
only be allowed to have three open grants at any one time . This
includes both Rapid Grants and Project Grants. For example, you can
have 2 Rapid Grants and 1 Project Grant, 3 Rapid Grants, etc. This is
to ensure that grantees and project managers have enough capacity to
reach their goals and meet the requirements of the grant agreement.
Conference Grants are not included in this cap. Annual Plan Grantees
are not eligible for Rapid or Project Grants.
*3. Rapid Grants will be closed December 18, 2017 - January 14, 2018*
We will not be accepting new grant proposals December 18-January 14.
The last day to submit a new proposal before the end of the year will
be December 15th. This will give us a week before our offices close
for the remainder of 2017 to review and make decisions. We will begin
accepting new proposals again on Monday, January 15th.
If you have any questions, please email rapidgrants(a)wikimedia.org
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