FOSS4G 2019 Travel Grant Programme – Phase 2 for local applicants

OSGeo provides a travel grant program to facilitate accessibility and diversity at our global and regional FOSS4G events.

Applications to the second phase of the Travel Grant Program for FOSS4G 2019 in Bucharest are now open. The second phase is restricted to local applicants from Central and Eastern Europe.


The second phase of the TGP is restricted to applicants resident in Central and Eastern Europe. Please do not apply if you are not resident in one of the designated countries (see application form)

The Travel Grant will include a full conference ticket (including 1 day of workshops) and a sum up to €400 for a contribution towards travel, hostel and other expenses.

There will be 2 different sizes of travel grants available:

Grant size

  • €200 Delegates from nearby locations
  • €400 Delegates from slightly further afield

Applicants will only be able to apply for one size of TG and are encouraged to apply for the smallest grant that will enable them to attend FOSS4G 2018. Any person applying for more than one grant will be excluded from the application process or will have their grant offer retrospectively withdrawn.

You are advised to apply for the smallest TGP grant that you can as this will increase your chances of success.


To be eligible for a TG, applicants should note:

1) Only residents of the Central and Eastern European countries listed below are eligible for a grant
2) The BLOC wishes to encourage women applicants and others who will increase the diversity of our attendees
3) Students in disciplines using open source geo applications

You must be able to fund the direct costs of your travel to FOSS4G and be in possession of a valid entry visa. Successful applicants will receive a conference pass and become eligible for reimbursement of expenses up to the limit of the Travel Grant when they check-in at the conference registration desk. Reimbursement of expenses will be by electronic means only (details to be advised).

Eligible Countries

To be eligible for a Phase 2 Travel Grant you MUST be resident in on of the following countries:

Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia (inc autonomous region of Kosovo an d Metohija), Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


If you wish to be considered for a FOSS4G Travel Grant please fill out this form. All data will be held confidential and only used for assessing TGP applications. Please ensure that the email address that you provide is regularly monitored as the selection committee may wish to seek clarification of responses.

Applications must be received by 24.00 UTC on 17th May 2019. The selection committee will aim to notify recipients of grants by 31st May 2019

If you are successful in your TGP application you will be asked to submit a short blog post after the event describing your experience at FOSS4G.

Supporting the TGP

The travel grant program is funded through:

  • Ongoing crowdfunding campaign
  • Collections at regional FOSS4G events
  • Sponsor donations, recognized as part of OSGeo sponsorship program
  • Annual commitment from the OSGeo board

You can help to make FOSS4G more accessible and increase the diversity of our attendees by making a donation to the FOSS4G TGP via our PayPal account.

About TGP

The FOSS4G Travel Grant Program inititive was established in 2017 by the OSGeo Board to facilitate accessibility and diversity at our global and regional FOSS4G events.

The travel grant program is managed by the Conference Committee, in collaboration with representatives from each FOSS4G event.

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