Launching the 2022 Event Fund Request for Proposals

People need money, time, and focused effort to run great events. Despite the importance of fostering dialogue within and across scientific networks, the time and organizational labor required to catalyze and sustain communities of practice is often undervalued and under-resourced. The Event Fund, established in 2020, fills this gap in the current data science landscape. We offer grant funding (up to 20K USD), a cohort-based networking experience, and training opportunities for event organizers to support the building of new relations.

We invite applications to our third round of grant-making. Applications should demonstrate the educational and scientific purposes of the proposed event (or series of events) and specifically how it advances Code for Science & Society’s goal to create inclusive knowledge-sharing spaces and support the development of diverse leaders. Proposals should also demonstrate how their proposed format (virtual, in-person, hybrid) aligns with their proposed event goals. We aim to invest in emerging or established events that demonstrate a commitment to making science inclusive and accessible.

Applications from all parts of the globe are encouraged, as well as proposals for events held in non-English languages. Applicants are encouraged to make use of resources that provide information on and support for best practices in conference planning and to review guidance on a strong application and frequently asked questions about the application process.

Applications must be submitted via this OpenReview link by January 18, 2022, 11:59 PM (Pacific). Find the full request for proposal details here.

“Ask Me Anything” Information Sessions

There will be two informal “ask me anything” information sessions held during the open RFP period in case any questions arise about grant eligibility, scope of activities, or the application questions. There will be no preferential treatment towards an application based on attendance (or non-attendance) of these sessions.

Tuesday, December 7 at 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Pacific (Global timezone conversions here) - REGISTER

Wednesday January 5 at 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Pacific (Global timezone conversions here) - REGISTER

If you cannot attend a session and have questions, email them to [at]