DjangoCon Europe 2020 offers grants to attendees and speakers, so that those who might otherwise not be able to attend won't hesitate to participate. Some expenses for the conference attendance (which could include travel, hotel, registration etc) will be covered for opportunity grant recipients.
We actively encourage you to apply for an opportunity grant. While we wish we could give grants to everyone who applies, we do not have the funds to do that. Our goal is to maximise the impact our grant program has, within the limited funds we have.
We try to do this in a number of ways:
Our program prioritises speakers first, and then anyone who is part of an under-represented or marginalised group. They include, but are not limited to:
The closing date for grant applications is February 29th, 23:59 (GMT) - along with the Call for Participation. We aim to inform you of the results by mid-March. If you would like to submit a proposal, and would need a grant in order to attend if your proposal is accepted, please ensure you fill in both the CfP form and the opportunity grant application form.
Important: if you need a grant, you must apply before the deadline. Speakers do not automatically receive funding to attend.
If you are an accepted speaker, and you don't need a grant because your employer is covering your costs of attending, we can recognise your employer for their support. For now, we're planning to get their logo in the programme and a post on the job board. This is opt-in. We hope this will make it a little easier for you to convince your employer to contribute towards your conference costs as a speaker.
Lastly, we know that some of you reading this will doubt whether it's right and proper for you to apply for a grant. That's why we want to stress:
With our limited funds, we can't promise you will receive a grant, but if you're not sure, we encourage you to apply. If you're uncomfortable with other people knowing you received a grant, you don't have to tell them - our policy is to never publicly identify grant applicants or recipients without their explicit permission.
If you have questions, you can write [email protected].
The application window will end at February 29th!