I have the great pleasure to announce two new grant programs for projects
that support the goals of WikiCite: the promotion open citations and linked
bibliographic data to serve free knowledge.
The steering committee is now accepting applications for the following two
types of grants. For both types the application deadline is 1 October 2020,
and all projects must be completed by 1 May 2021.
--- Project & Event grants ---
Grants between $2,000 and $10,000 (USD equivalent) are available to
individuals, groups, and organisations with a project that supports the
goals of Wikicite.
All the details, the eligibility criteria (especially for in-person
events), and the application form are available on the WikiCite project
& event grants homepage:
Individuals, groups, and organizations may apply, and projects may be of
any nature. This includes technical (e.g. software, tools), event (online,
or in-person), resources (training materials, documentation), or other
forms not mentioned – as long as it supports the goals of WikiCite.
--- e-Scholarships ---
The e-scholarship program is a new kind of grant in Wikimedia, created in
response to an era of COVID-19 quarantines, and the 2030 Movement strategy
An e-scholarship provides a per-diem equivalent allowance for 1-5 people to
stay at their home(s) and work for 2-4 days on a project supporting the
mission of WikiCite. e-scholarship recipients' projects can be the kinds of
things they might have previously undertaken with a scholarship for an
in-person hackathon, unconference, or research trip, for example.
All the details, eligibility criteria, program design principles, and the
application form are available on the WikiCite e-scholarships homepage:
- be provided in advance;
- be calculated at the WMF per-diem rate for the city where the
e-scholarship recipient lives;
- and (as it is a living allowance) not require recipients to submit
"Remote group" applications are encouraged, as are projects which focus on
content or communities which are historically underrepresented in Wikimedia
projects. Building a bot, fixing a tool, wrangling a dataset, writing
complete documentation... all are valid e-scholarship projects. A
confirmation letter (in advance) and/or participation certificate
(afterwards) can also be provided.
Liam Wyatt [Wittylama]
Program Manager for WikiCite <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite>
- WikiCite is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Wikimedia
 Applications for in-person events are eligible. The WMF will release a
risk assessment calculator for in-person events and a checklist of
precautions in early September. This protocol will apply to all Wikimedia
Foundation supported events. Applicants may publish a draft of their
proposals now, and edit it before the submission deadline to include a copy
of the results from the risk assessment protocol once it is published.