Our opportunity grant application window is now closed. All decision notifications will be sent by August 10th, 2023.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the opportunity grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org
DjangoCon Africa 2023 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 can include travel, hotel, registration etc.) will be covered for opportunity grant recipients.
We actively encourage people 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 underrepresented or marginalised group in tech. These groups include, but are not limited to:
The closing date for grant applications will be same as the call for papers. If you would like to submit in the CFP and need a grant if you are selected, please ensure you fill in both the CFP form and the opportunity grant application form.
If you are an accepted speaker, and you don’t need a grant because your employer is funding your conference costs, we can recognise your employer for this. For now we’re planning to get their logo in the programme, next to your talk, and a post on the job board. This is opt-in. With this, we hope to make it a bit easier for you to convince your employer to contribute towards your conference costs as a speaker.
Lastly, we know that for some people it can be difficult to feel like it’s okay for you to apply. 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 unless we have your explicit permission.