This email contains information about a new award that we're
introducing as well as instructions about how you can nominate
scholarly research publications for the award.
=Purpose of the award=
Recognize recent research on or about the Wikimedia projects or recent
research that is of importance to the Wikimedia projects. Recognize
the researchers behind the research.
=Call for Nominations=
We invite you to submit nominations for the Wikimedia Foundation
Research Award of the year, which will be handed out at Wiki Workshop
Your nomination must meet the following criteria:
* The research must be on, about, using data from, and/or of
importance to Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons or other
Wikimedia projects .
* The publication must be available in English.
* The research must have been published between January 1, 2020 to
December 31, 2020.
The award committee  will assess nominations based on
methodological excellence, quality of execution, quality of
presentation, reproducibility, ethical considerations, potential
impact on the Wikimedia projects or the Wikimedia research.
If you are interested to nominate a scholarly research publication,
please do so no later than 2021-03-22 by uploading it to Easychair via
. We will ask you
to provide the following information in your nomination:
* Title of the manuscript
* A copy of the manuscript you are nominating
* A summary of the research and a clear justification for why the work
merits the award (in 350 words or fewer in English).
Note that self-nominations and nominations of others' work are both welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact wmf-ray-2020(a)easychair.org.
Leila Zia, on behalf of the Selection Committee of the Wikimedia
Foundation Research Award of the Year
 comprised of myself, Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington)
and Aaron Shaw (Northwestern University) as of now. More people may be
added depending on the diversity of the nominations we receive and as
expertise are required.
Head of Research