Grants Programme II

We are holding a second round of grants specifically designed to support a diversity of participation at our FOSS4G 2018 conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


If you would benefit from financial assistance we encourage you to apply. We are particularly interested in welcome African women to the event! We will provide free registration, lodging and if needed, up to $200 USD to support your travel to Dar es Salaam.


You are part of the future of open geospatial so come join us August 29-31st for these FOSS4G and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) conferences. Also, consider coming August 27-28th for our open geospatial workshops at additional cost.


July 16 2018: Travel grant application opens.

August 6 2018: Travel grant application closes.


Starting July 20th: Rolling notification of grant applications.


Click here to apply


Our vision is to create geospatial technologies and communities that are not only accessible and inclusive for all, but also represent and count everyone. Our conference week is designed so that no one is left behind in our maps.


From the generous support of our sponsors and registered attendees, we are pleased to provide a second round of grants in order to empower this future of open and participatory mapping in Africa and beyond.


In the true spirit of openly mapping our world, the grant programme is designed to help individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference.


We actively encourage people to apply for financial aid. FOSS4G is a meeting place for the international geospatial community and it is of particular importance that we have a diverse community of that work featured in Dar es Salaam.


This year, FOSS4G is actively collaborating with a variety of complementary organisations and initiatives, such as Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team , the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, and others to bring the frontier of geospatial knowledge to the world.


While encouraging diversity is a broad effort, we are happy to say that the grants programme has been a important factor in creating that reality already and we welcome this second round of impact.  We welcome and encourage applications from local women and fundamentally want our community to be more diverse. So whoever you are and whatever your background, we welcome you and encourage you to apply.


If you wish to be considered for a FOSS4G Travel Grant please complete this form. All data will be kept confidential and only used for assessing applications.


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