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In case you haven't heard, I'll be moving out of the Northeast in only a couple of weeks. It was nice getting to know many of you and going to these well-run events. I hope someone can pick up my previous assistance at Purchase College's annual Art+Feminism editathon (they need it!), and I'll hope to be back in the area sometime to stop by again. Best, ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 15:29, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Request for publication funding
This is for a project at WP:Touro, which is in NYC.
I am seeking support with signatures at the bottom of this page, or alternatively criticism or any comments on the talk page.
Hello, I did a research project about students in a medical program doing English Wikipedia editing in the Wikipedia education program. I have a research paper about this which I have submitted to a journal.
Open access publication fees are $3000, which is typical. The Wikimedia Foundation "rapid grants" program offers $2000 of support for certain small projects. I am requesting this $2000 in grant funding from the WMF to help cover the open access publishing fee. I have the rest.
Beyond my asking for this I also encourage other people doing academic publishing, especially at the intersection of Wikimedia projects and medicine, to publish in traditional journals and seek WMF support to pay the open access fee.
Anyone requesting funds from the WMF does so publicly and has to solicit community comments. If anyone has any comments - in support or in criticism - whatever you have to say is useful and develops the conversation about publishing Wikimedia activities in academic journals. I appreciate anyone who can either sign their wiki user name in support of the funding on the front page, or anyone who can post any criticism to the talk page about my proposal, the broader circumstances of WMF funding, or of wiki engagement in this publishing. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:58, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Chapter scholarships for WikiConference North America
You are invited to submit a chapter travel scholarship to WikiConference North America, which is being held in Columbus, Ohio on October 18-21.
The scholarship supported by Wikimedia NYC chapter will be a *flat $500* for all recipients, and you will be responsible for booking all of your own travel and accommodation. Because the amount we support is limited, it may be that only part of your trip expense is covered.
NYBG Wikipedia edit-a-thon
There's going to be an edit-a-thon at the New York Botanical Garden on October 10th. The focus is, creating and enhancing pages related to the theme of Women in Science. See https://www.nybg.org/event/wikipedia-edit-a-thon/ for details. -- RoySmith (talk) 21:21, 21 September 2018 (UTC)