Opportunity grants

Opportunity grants

The grant program for WTD Portland 2020 supports people who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference by covering attendance costs. Applications are open to anyone who wants to attend Write the Docs.

To apply, fill in the form below. Note that not all applications will be accepted due to limits on funds. Please do not book any non-refundable travel until you have a confirmation that your application is accepted.

We prioritize applications based on the overall impact that granting an application will have on the applicant, the Write the Docs community, and the applicant’s wider community and country, compared to others.

Grant applicants, like all other participants in the Write the Documents community, are required to conform to the Code of Conduct: https://www.writethedocs.org/code-of-conduct/.

Grant applications are open until March 1st, 2020, Midnight PST.

What is covered

All grants already include a free conference ticket, social event, and breakfast and lunch on conference days. Please itemize and be specific in your costs, for example:

  • $ xxx for flight Toronto-Portland,
  • $ xxx for travel to the airport from where I live
  • $ xxx for accommodation in xxx
  • $ xxx for childcare at home during travel

You may ask for any type of costs that you need covered, but be specific and reasonable. We suggest using sites like Google Flights, Booking.com or AirBnb to find options.

Are you part of a marginalized or underrepresented group in tech?

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • women and other gender minorities of all expressions and identities; for example trans, agender and non-binary people
  • people of color
  • sexuality minorities, including asexual people
  • people with disabilities, both visible and invisible
  • neurodivergent people* people with chronic illnesses or diseases
  • religious and ethnic minorities
  • age minorities (under ~21, over ~50)
  • people experiencing poverty* homeless and home/food insecure people
  • caregivers of children or other dependents
  • people who have experienced trauma and its aftermath (PTSD, anxiety, etc)
  • people living with or recovering from substance abuse

Submit your application

You can also view the application form in its own page.