[OSGeo-Conf] Getting ready for the Travel Grant Programme

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 03:14:19 PST 2020

This looks good, consider an examples section as that really helps
organization’s understand how these instructions have been followed
successfully .

Thanks for continuing to push this forward.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> So we have 3 volunteers to join the TGP sub-group:
>    - Jody Garnett
>    - Adam Steer
>    - John Bryant
> Thanks to all of you for offering to help
> In addition I am hoping that Till Adams and Eli Adam will agree to
> continue supporting the TGP?
> We have a statement of application criteria for the TGP at
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Travel_Grant_Programme_Cookbook#Application_criteria if
> anyone thinks we should alter these criteria please post suggestions in
> this mail thread over the next few days. I would like to post an
> announcement inviting LOCs to submit applications for the TGP by 26 Feb (I
> was thinking Conference, Discuss and Announce lists)
> Once we have the applications in we can decide whether we are able to
> support all of the applications or whether we need some selection process
> or scaling back of the amount available. TGP sub-group members will be
> expected to recuse themselves from decisions on applications in which they
> have an interest.
> Cheers
> ______
> Steven
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> On 10 Feb 2020, at 23:25, John Bryant <johnwbryant at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Steven, I will be busy with OSGeo Oceania this year, so I need to be
> careful not to overcommit, but I would like to help. I've worked on the
> Oceania TGP for the last 2 years and would be interested to share our
> experience, and learn from others.
> Cheers
> John
> On Sun, 2 Feb 2020 at 23:19, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Board has approved our budget submission for the TGP 2020, see
>> https://www.loomio.org/d/P7aRGMXC/review-and-approve-osgeo-budget-for-2020
>>  and https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2020
>> That means we have a $25k budget to support travel grant programmes at
>> the Global, Regional and even Local FOSS4Gs.
>> We need to get a call out to the community inviting applications for TGPs
>> and if the scale of applications exceeds our budget we will need a process
>> to decide on which applications to approve or whether to scale back support
>> or …
>> Once the allocations of grants has been made we will need a small team to
>> advise and support the LOCs in running their individual TGPs. This may be a
>> light touch task or it could be more time consuming depending on the
>> support requested.
>> Over the last 3 years I have led the TGP on behalf of the Conference
>> Committee with a great deal of support from Till Adams and Eli Adam
>> (coincidence in those surnames??). I’d like this to be my last year of
>> leadership - it would be great if a couple of new faces would step up to
>> help run the TGP process for the CC, I don’t think it is essential that new
>> people are elected members of the Conference Committee (i.e. past FOSS4G
>> chairs), anyone with an interest in our conference and outreach programme
>> would be able to make a contribution. So if you are interested in helping
>> to run the TGP (and hopefully replacing me) either post on the list or mail
>> me directly with any questions.
>> The current FOSS4G Travel Grant Programme Cookbook is at
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Travel_Grant_Programme_Cookbook. This
>> sets out the process we will use this year and the conditions that we have
>> agreed with the Board, when we have some new members we can consider
>> changes that we might want to introduce.
>> Please overwhelm me with your expressions of willingness to help organise
>> the TGP in 2020 by 16 Feb so that we can kick things off in the following
>> week.
>> Vasile and Till, if I have got anything wrong in this mail please feel
>> free to correct me ;)
>> May the FOSS be with you
>> Cheers
>> ______
>> Steven
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