Unlock Your Wikimania 2024 Experience: Apply for Scholarships Now!

Excitement is building as Wikimania 2024 draws closer, and here’s your golden ticket to be part of the global celebration of free knowledge! The scholarship applications are officially open until December 18, offering you the chance to secure a full or partial scholarship to attend Wikimania in person in the vibrant setting of Poland.

The Theme: Collaboration of the Open

This year’s theme, “Collaboration of the Open,” promises a deep dive into the myriad ways we collaboratively contribute to the open movement, bringing free knowledge to the world. It’s not just an event; it’s a gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts who share a common goal of shaping the future of open knowledge.

Save the Date (TBD)!

While we’re eagerly awaiting the finalization of dates for Wikimania 2024 (anticipated at the end of July or the beginning of August), we understand the importance of early planning. We’re committed to announcing the dates before the end of 2023, so you can organize your travel, accommodation, and any visa preparations well in advance.

Early Scholarship Opening: Plan Ahead!

In a bid to accommodate Wikimedians requiring visas for Poland, we’ve opened the scholarship application process earlier than usual. This gives you ample time to complete the application and make necessary arrangements.

Scholarship Options: Your Gateway to Wikimania

The scholarships for Wikimania 2024 come in two flavors:

  1. Full Scholarship: Covers travel, accommodation, and registration.
  2. Partial Scholarship: Includes accommodation and registration.

Rest assured, all scholarship recipients are covered by the Wikimedia Foundation Travel Insurance Policy. As an added bonus, scholars are invited to volunteer 4-6 hours during Wikimania, with the option to contribute more if the spirit moves you.

What’s New This Year?

In an effort to ensure a fair review process, volunteer applications and those from paid affiliate staff will be evaluated separately. While paid affiliate staff remain eligible for scholarships, their contributions will be assessed in comparison to other staff members to maintain fairness.

This year, we’re also amplifying regional diversity. Wikimedia Hubs, with their deep understanding of local communities, are now part of the scholarship process. Each active Wikimedia Hub has the opportunity to delegate 1-3 additional applicants for scholarships, enhancing regional representation and benefiting from the Hubs’ invaluable regional knowledge.

Apply Now for an Unforgettable Experience!

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of Wikimania 2024! Whether you’re a seasoned Wikimedian or a newcomer, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Share your unique experiences on your Wikimedia journey and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the open ecosystem of knowledge and culture.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is December 18, the end of the day anywhere in the world. Decisions will be communicated in the first half of February. Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Apply now and be a key player in the “Collaboration of the Open” at Wikimania 2024! 

Apply For Scholarship Now!

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