Applying for a DebConf20 Online Bursary
With DebConf20 going online, we do not have the traditional bursary categories for travel, food and accommodation. However, we realize that even entirely online events are a challenge for some.
This way, DebConf can reimburse up to 50 USD for costs related to your DebConf attendance; be it paying for extra internet access, or food you require during the conference, etc. If you are facing financial challenges due to COVID-19, consider requesting a DebConf20 Online bursary. We will provide in the near future detailed instructions on how to request reimbursement after DebConf, but in the meantime make sure to keep receipts of the expenses you incur for attending DebConf.
Some attendees might require a higher value. This can be because internet is specially expensive in their region, or because they need to buy some audio or video equipment. Such requests should be made directly to the Debian Project Leader following the usual Debian reimbursement process.
There are a few different types of bursary available for DebConf, funded from different budgets:
- Debian funded bursaries are available to active Debian contributors.
- Debian diversity bursaries are available to newcomers to Debian/DebConf, especially from under-represented communities. See below.
Debian funded Bursaries
Any member of the Debian community is welcome to request a bursary (sponsorship) to attend DebConf. They must inform about their Debian contributions in the dedicated registration fields.
The goal of Diversity Sponsorships is to bring new people to DebConf — people just getting started in free software or with Debian, contributors who are making non-coding contributions, and contributors who are trying to make it to their first DebConf. If you’re interested in being considered for a diversity sponsorship, please tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to come to DebConf:
- Is this your chance to make your first contribution?
- Do you run Debian and want to learn more about the project and how to get involved?
- Are you passionate about free software, and excited to be a part of the Debian community?
We would especially like to hear from:
- Women (cis, trans, queer), non-binary and genderqueer individuals, and transmen
- Residents from African countries, countries outside of Australia, North America, and Western Europe, and people from racial/ethnic minorities in their country of residence
- Individuals over the age of 35