Announcing the Travel Grants Programme at FOSS4G Seoul

News Date: 
10 May 2015
Details: 

As follow last year’s FOSS4G Travel Grant Programme, and to make sure that as many deserving people as possible can attend FOSS4G, we appreciate to continue this programme at FOSS4G Seoul 2015.


How can I help?

Demand for travel grants is fast outpacing funds. The organizing committee has set aside some money, but we can’t set aside nearly as much as we would like. To that end, we are asking you to donate to the cause. When you register for the conference or workshops, we have included a donation option. 100% of the donated money (less transaction fees) will be dedicated to our travel grant fund. Please add a donation to your registration to help us improve our community.

If you would like to support increasing access to FOSS4G, you can donate to the travel grant fund when you register <http://2015.foss4g.org/attending/registration/>, or make a stand-alone donation here <http://2015.foss4g.org/sponsorship/sponsorship-package/>. We greatly appreciate your support.


What is included?

Travel grants include a complimentary admission to the main conference, and four nights in a hotel if applicants request lodging and funds allow. Airfare and any transportation will not be included.

  • Please make sure that you are required to pay USD50 when you register for promise that you will attend the conference.


Who is eligible?

The travel grants are available to anyone, but their purpose is to help those attend who would not have otherwise been able to. If you have the means to attend on your own, please do not apply.

Because we believe that a diverse community is a stronger community, we firstly would like to dedicated our funds for students, women and minority attendees from low-income economies and lower-middle income countries(according to the world bank – http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups <http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups>) – these people have been traditionally underrepresented in the open source community and we believe it is important to work to bring that to an end.


How do I apply?

Application process will be open May 11th until May 29th on FOSS4G Seoul 2015 website. Please download and fill the application form on website, and send it to the FOSS4G Seoul 2105 committee(foss4g2015-info@osgeo.org <mailto:foss4g2015-info@osgeo.org>) with title head [Travel Grants]. Application should be filled with “Why I should attend FOSS4G Seoul 2015?” and/or “How I have contributed open source community”. If applicants are from low-income economies or lower-income economies, it is required to submit the applications with the scan of your Passport. All applicants have been notified of the status of their application.

Applicants who submitted Abstract or Presentation will be preferred for the selection.

FOSS4G Seoul 2015

International FOSS4G 2015 will take place from 14th to 19th in Seoul, South Korea for the first time in Asia. There will be Asia Special Session discussing past, present and future of open-source geospatial in Asia during FOSS4G Seoul. Also FOSS4G Seoul conference will be held in conjunction with SmartGeoExpo – the largest geospatial event in Korea – at the same venue during the same period. FOSS4G Attendees can go to any talks or exhibition booth at SmartGeoExpo without additional cost. You can also find your research/business partners from Korea through SmartGeoExpo. Thus FOSS4G Seoul will be your ideal place to show off your brilliant recent works to more broader audiences.