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
Does "open" include "pending grant requests currently under review"
for 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 project grant.
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" is February-June... tough. That would
mean that any "Wiki Loves" contest which runs annually will actually
count 2 projects running at any given time.
Can you clarify ?
Le 16/11/2017 à 00:02, Alex Wang a
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
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_(WMF)
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Three grant cap for individuals, groups, and
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
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
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