Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship program donators below, we have set aside a higher amount of funding than originally planned to offset 13 registrations & travel costs for DrupalCon Lille 2023.
Congratulations to all recipients!
About Grants, Scholarships & Inclusion Funds
The Drupal community is diverse and distributed across the globe, and we firmly believe that a healthy open source community is only possible through the inclusion of diverse thinking, opinions and viewpoints. Grants & scholarships are provided by Kuoni Tumlare | Congress and the Drupal Association.
Two types of funding are available: community grants and inclusion scholarship funds. Please read the information below about the awards, the requirements, the selection process, and then apply.
- Funding is limited to one (1) per person per calendar year.
- Recipients who have received four (4) fundings in the past will not be eligible for one (1) year following their fourth award.
- If a funding recipient has already received a free DrupalCon Lille ticket as a track chair, speaker, trainer, etc., they are not eligible to receive another ticket as part of the funding benefits.
Community grants are designed to provide key Drupal community members the opportunity to attend DrupalCon who would not be able to otherwise. Priority is given to contributors who are otherwise not financially supported in attending global Drupal events. Additionally, priority is given to those that are involved in initiatives, such as Event Organizers Working Group, Community Working Group, Contribution Mentors, Drupal Strategic Initiatives, Promote Drupal Initiative, and any other high-impact Drupal community contribution role.
Community grants include:
- One (1) free ticket to DrupalCon
- €800 in travel stipend
Inclusion Scholarships Funds
The inclusion funds program provides support to those who are historically underrepresented and/or oppressed in the open source communities who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend tech events for financial reasons.
We invite you to apply if you are a member of the following communities and are experiencing financial/economic hardship:
- Cisgender women
- Transgender/non-binary people
- Intersex people
- People of color
- Disabled people
Inclusion scholarships include:
- One (1) free ticket to DrupalCon
- €1250 in travel stipend
Historically oppressed communities are defined as those who have experienced and continue to experience harm because of global systems of oppression.
We acknowledge the framework of intersectionality, which highlights that marginalized people are often affected by many areas of oppression simultaneously, often co-impacting.
If you’d like to read more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trends in open source, here are some great scholarly articles:
- Signaling Diversity and Inclusion for Open Source Project Health
- Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Software (OSS) Projects: Where Do We Stand?
- Gender, diversity, and inclusion in open source communities
Who makes the selection?
Although the funds are managed by Kuoni Tumlare | Congress (Kuoni GTS France SAS, the award eligibility and recipients are determined by a global team of community members who make the selection. This team changes with each DrupalCon.
12th June, 2023: Applications open.
3rd July, 2023: Deadline to apply for funding.
17th July, 2023: Funding recipients will be announced and notified.
Funding applicants who are not accepted as recipients are still allowed to register for Early Bird rate until the end of August 2023.
What is required of recipients?
If you are selected to attend, you will be awarded a full or partial funding based on your selections below and our total award budget.
In exchange, we ask that you:
- Meet any deadlines set by our coordinators.
- Follow any provided purchasing or reimbursement instructions.
- Proactively communicate your travel needs, including whether or not you need a visa letter
Please do not take acceptance of this award lightly and make sure you can attend before applying or accepting the award, as you will be spending community funds that could benefit others.
“Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.” – PARKER J. PALMER