Dear all,
I'm just bumping this thread - to remind those on this list about the WikiCite Satellite event grants process that is open, for events happening in the first half of 2020.

Notably, the larger grant category has a deadline at the *end of this month*. This is for grants up to $10k (USD equivalent) for events in association with professional conferences.

The second category, for up to $2k, is for any kind of event/workshop/meetup which can have a practical impact on the issues of structured, open, citations in your community. Applications for these grants are reviewed every two weeks until the funding is spent. So... the sooner you apply, the better!

All the details, criteria, and application form, are at Meta wiki here:

Please feel free to write back to me directly/privately if you have any questions.

- Liam Wyatt

Program Manager for WikiCite
Wikimedia Foundation

On Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9:59:54 PM UTC+11, Liam Wyatt wrote:

Dear Wikimedians, 

The call for proposals for grants to organise WikiCite satellite events to be held first half of 2020 is now open.

WikiCite is an initiative to develop open citations and linked bibliographic data to serve free knowledge. Since 2016, there has been an annual conference in support of that goal. In 2020, this will become a series of independently organised Satellite events around the world.

The steering committee, with the financial support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation, are offering grants to support WikiCite Satellite events in three categories for events happening in the first half of 2020:

  1. International events in association with professional conferences [Maximum $10k each, Application deadline 1 February] (details)

  2. Local workshops and meetups [Maximum $2k each, Open until funds are allocated] (details)

  3. Events seeking non-financial support (details)

Submissions are especially encouraged if they are related to marginalised knowledge and/or hosted at a location in the global South.

To read the detailed criteria for each of these categories, and to apply for a WikiCite Satellite event grant, visit:

Sincerely and on behalf of the steering committee

Liam Wyatt / Wittylama
WikiCite program manager [WMF Contractor]

Note: If you wish to host an event in support of WikiCite’s aims, but do not require any support, you do not need to apply for ‘permission’. Please add your event to the ongoing calendar of events.