Individual Engagement Grants

  1. Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

    Photo by Heatherawalls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    Photo by Heather Walls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0. We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strat... Read more

  2. Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

    Photo by Ktr101, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    If you have an idea like or completely different from this that will improve a Wikimedia project, consider participating in Individual Engagement Grants open call for proposals from August 30th through September 29th on Meta. If your idea is still a seed, you can share it in our IdeaLab to seek staff mentorship, community feedback, and a team of collaborators to help it evolve.... Read more

  3. Inspire Campaign receives hundreds of new ideas to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia projects

    The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Community members submitted 266 innovative ideas to address gender disparity on the Wikimedia projects. Read about the campaign and its highlights, and learn about the next steps in this process.... Read more

  4. IEG Selects Exciting New Batch of Experimental Projects to Improve Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Commons

    "ArtAndFeminismNYC-training1" by Michael Mandiberg, under CC BY-SA 3.0

    Today we’re announcing round two of Wikimedia’s 2014 Individual Engagement Grantees.
    Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects that will have online impact and advance Wikimedia’s strategic priorities. These projects can take on many forms, from building and improving online tools or social processes, to creating new types of partne... Read more

  5. Building a Better Wikimedia Together: Open Call for Grants Proposals

    "IEG barnstar 2" by Heatherawalls, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    How do Wikimedia programs and projects start? In the beginning, there was an idea. If you want to build a better Wikimedia and want to focus on a specific issue, Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) can help you achieve this. The IEG program is staging a new open call for proposals.... Read more

  6. Reimagining Mentorship with the Wikipedia Cooperative

    "User I JethroBT at Wikimania" by Ktr101, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

    An editor’s initial experience when contributing to Wikipedia can be daunting: Editing can be difficult, there is a ton to read, it is easy to make mistakes right off the bat and feel pushed away when edits are reverted. My name is Jethro and a small team of editors and I are addressing these obstacles by building a mentorship space called the Wikipedia Cooperative, or simply the Co-op. ... Read more

  7. Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia’s Medical Language Gap

    "Medical translation" by CFCF, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Internet users from around the world often turn to Wikipedia to answer questions of all kinds. The information offered there includes medical subjects, especially important in parts of the world where access to medical professionals may be limited.
    However, much of this information has not yet been vetted by the community as “good article” or “featured article,” and is avai... Read more

  8. Expanding local history with The Wikipedia Library

    "Wikipedia Library owl" by Heatherawalls, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    If you are an editor on the English Wikipedia, you might have noticed the recent uptick in announcements for accounts offered by The Wikipedia Library! The Wikipedia Library gives active, experienced Wikipedia editors free access to a wide range of paywalled databases – reliable sources that are vital for their work (see also: “The Wikipedia Library Strives for Open Access“). We ... Read more

  9. Creating Safe Spaces

    <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ciclovías_de_Buenos_Aires.jpg">"Ciclovías de Buenos Aires"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Flickr_upload_bot">Flickr upload bot</a>, under <a href="">CC-BY-2.0</a>

    This morning I read an article entitled Ride like a girl. In it, the author describes how being a cyclist in a city is like being a woman: Welcome to being vulnerable to the people around you. Welcome to being the exception, not the rule. Welcome to not being in charge. The analogy may not be a perfect fit, but reading these words made me think of a tweet I favorited several weeks ago when #YesAll... Read more

  10. Digging for Data: How to Research Beyond Wikimetrics

    <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DARPA_Big_Data.jpg">"DARPA Big Data"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kayaker">Kayaker</a>, under <a href="">PD US DARPA</a>

    For Learning & Evaluation, Wikimetrics is a powerful tool for pulling data for wiki project user cohorts, such as edit counts, pages created and bytes added or removed. However, you may still have a variety of other questions, for instance: How many members of WikiProject Medicine have edited a medicine-related article in the past three months?... Read more