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De: Rupika Sharma <>
Date: quarta, 27/01/2021 à(s) 17:48
Subject: [Affiliates] Open Call for Project Grants Jan 11 - Feb 10, 2021
To: <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>

Hello everyone,

Hope this email finds you well. Crossposting this notification from Wikimedia L. This is a gentle reminder about the Project Grants Program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021. <>. This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building.  We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Weekly proposals clinics via Hangouts during the Open Call

Join us for real-time discussions with Program Officers and select thematic experts and get live feedback about your Project Grants proposal. We’ll answer questions and help you make your proposal better. < can join the different proposal clinics on the following dates:

General Proposal Clinics

GLAM-themed Proposal Clinics

Campaign-themed Proposal Clinics

We also offer these support pages to help you build your proposal:

* Video tutorials for writing a strong application:


* General planning page for Project Grants:  <>

* Program guidelines and criteria:


Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request.  Contact us at if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021! <>

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at Please check more about the changes introduced in the Project Grants program in the forwarded email below. 

Best regards,

Rupika Sharma
Junior Program Officer

Wikimedia Foundation Grants
Wikimedia Foundation


On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 at 09:54, Marti Johnson <> wrote:

Hello Wikimedians, 

I’m writing to announce the next opportunity for funding through the Project Grants program, and to share changes in how review will happen in the coming year and beyond.

Background context:

Over the past few months, the Wikimedia Foundation has begun work on a new strategy for how we will structure our grants programs in the future, with the goal of aligning more closely with the Wikimedia Movement’s 2030 Strategic Direction [1]. We’ve been having conversations with many stakeholders in the Wikimedia community and we’re in the process of brainstorming about possible frameworks to improve how we make grants. This coming year, 2021, will be an experimental year in which we will pilot some smaller changes as we move toward a larger redesign process later in the year and beyond.

How do I learn more about applying for project funding through Project Grants?

What will change in the grant review process for Project Grants in 2021?

  • In previous rounds, all Project Grant proposals have been reviewed in one round, inclusive of proposals related to four themes: research, software, and online and offline community organizing. In 2021, we will experiment with offering two separate and dedicated rounds. One will be focused on online and offline community organizing.  A second round will focus on review of research and software grant proposals. 

  • By offering separate, dedicated rounds, we hope to offer more tailored support for applicants, with better integration with staff in the Wikimedia Foundation who have relevant expertise, and with more focused Committee recruitment to improve the quality of proposal review. We also hope it will reduce the burden on volunteer committee reviewers in any given round.

When will community organizing grant proposals be accepted?

When will software and research grant proposals be accepted in 2021?

How will this affect currently funded Project Grants?

  • Our intention is to make sure that current projects will not be interrupted by this change, both with regard to current or planned work.

Will there be other changes coming in the future? 

  • After these rounds, we expect bigger changes for Project Grants.

  • We are currently in a strategic design process and have been actively engaging many stakeholders from around the world to help us think about what these changes should look like.

  • Once we have draft frameworks ready, there will be opportunities for feedback from Wikimedia community members before any decisions are finalized. We will keep you updated!

Please let us know if you have any questions about these changes or if you would like to learn more about how to get involved in the strategic redesign process for Project Grants.

Warm regards,


[1] <>

Marti Johnson
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Program Officer
Individual Grants
1 Montgomery, Ste. 1600
San Francisco, CA  94104
Skype: Mjohnson_WMF

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