[OSGeo-Conf] Updated GeoForAll budget 2018

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Nov 20 10:59:47 PST 2017

Dear all,

Thank you for everyone for providing inputs/feedbacks. Based on this, I am proposing the following for GeoForAll budget 2018

GeoForAll Student awards for FOSS4G events will be 500 USD per event (both local and global). Distributed as follows
First prize -250 USD ;Second prize - 150 USD; Third prize -100 USD

We will arrange for max. 4 FOSS4G events to be supported for student awards per year (these will be FOSS4G regional events or other events like gvSIG conference etc which have a dedicated Open source Geo Track and LOC willing to run the award event. This will help us provide more global distribution for supporting student excellence.

The main deliverable for any LOC wishing to take up this is to ensure there is an LOC contact responsible for running the student awards  with criteria setup etc and award ceremony done at the closing ceremony and awards given to winners. 

Total budget  - 2000 USD

As 2018 FOSS4G Global event is happening in Africa, it is a great opportunity for widening participation for more students in Africa, so I am also requesting OSGeo Board to consider allocating 2k USD specifically to support more student participation through the Travel Grant Program if  the Board thinks it is appropriate.  

Please let me know any changes/modifications needed by 22nd Nov 2017 .

Best wishes,


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