Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • Events must prioritize​ ​broadening diverse participation in research-driven open​ data science.
  • Events must justify why their proposed event is in the proposed format (in-person, hybrid, virtual).
  • Events must have a code of conduct, or concrete plans for creating one, that includes:
  • Clear guidelines for reporting
  • Clear language about how to file reports
  • A review and appeal process
  • A transparency report
  • Enforcement processes, or concrete plans for creating them.
  • Events must not discriminate with regard to race, sex, education, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender self-identification, age, country of origin, first language, marital status, or citizenship.
  • Applicants may reside in the United States or internationally, and must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Grants will not be disbursed to individuals. Applicants need to be affiliated with an event sponsor (e.g. academic institution, non-profit, library, or fiscal sponsor) that is responsible for receiving funds and ensuring appropriate safety, insurance, indemnification, and other risk mitigation measures are in place. We strongly encourage applicants to review the application, budget, and reporting requirements with a representative from the event sponsor organization before submitting an application. If an applicant does not have an event sponsor, CS&S can work with them, if they are funded, to find a fiscal sponsor or develop an agreement to house the funds at CS&S. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions about organizational eligibility. You can read more about fiscal sponsorship here.
  • Proposals require a point of contact (the applicant) who will commit to event impact, progress, and financial reporting. However, we encourage applications from teams and recognize that it usually takes a collaborative effort to organize a successful event.
  • Events need to take place between June 2022 and January 2023.
  • Events that seek to support political campaigns, lobbying activities, religious proselytizing, or promotion of violence or terrorism will not be funded.
  • Applicants must abide by local laws.
  • All aspects of the proposed event must be in keeping with CS&S’ vision, mission, and approach (i.e. inclusive and respectful programs and practices).
  • Applicants are limited to one submission per RFP as the primary point of contact, but may be listed as an organizer on multiple proposals.