[Foundation-l] Fwd: Scholarships to attend WikiConference India 2011 in Mumbai, India

Theo10011 de10011 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 16:55:06 UTC 2011

Forwarding on behalf of the Organizers.




We are please to announce that WMF has granted a few scholarships (maximum
of 5) for persons outside of India to attend WikiConference India 2011 (WCI
2011 - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2011). WCI 2011
will take place in Mumbai, India between 18-20 November 2011.

WCI 2011 is the first conference of its kind being held in India and is
intended to become an annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia
in the country. It is meant to provide a common platform for all Indian
Wikimedians to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange
useful tips, best practices and other information.

Anyone residing outside of India is eligible to apply, but since this is an
India specific conference they would need to demonstrate how by being
present at the conference they can help the movement in India or improvement
of indic languages. It is also necessary that those receiving the
scholarship present something at WCI 2011.

The scholarships will cover Travel to and Fro Mumbai (economy),
Accommodation (similar to what is being offered to Indian Scholars) and Visa
fees (if you need one).

Please do make your application as strong as possible given that there are
few scholarships and we expect a huge number of applications:

Kindly note given that there is less than a month to go and that Visa
applications etc. will take time, we have set an application deadline of
23:59 IST on Saturday 22nd October 2011. Only applications received before
the deadline will be considered.

Looking forward to hosting five of you at WCI 2011!

Kind Regards,
Pranav Curumsey
Chairperson - Organising Committee
WikiConference India 2011

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