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Greetings! The Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. <>

Your idea can improve Wikimedia projects by building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, conducting research on an important issue, or providing other support for community-building. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to funding for a team to help you. The program has a flexible schedule and reporting structure, and Grantmaking staff are there to support you through all stages of the process.

Do you have have a good idea, but you are worried that it isn’t developed enough for a grant?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <>  Also, IEG will be hosting three Hangout Sessions for real-time discussions to help you make your proposal better - the first will happen on September 16th. <>

For inspiration, you can read more about past projects <> that received funding or review open proposals <>. We are excited to see some of the new ways your grant ideas can support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  

Submit your proposal in September! <>