Our annual State of the Map US conference is about many things, but one of the most important things it is about is building community. In fact, that’s why it is our theme for this year’s conference! Increasing community participation starts with increasing accessibility, and that is why this year we are working hard to increase our scholarship offerings and decrease participation costs for all of those are interested in attending. So if you are interested in hanging out in Seattle from July 23rd to 25th - keep reading, because we have some great plans on how to make it happen for you.

Apply for a Scholarship

Who doesn’t love free money? If you’re contributing to the OpenStreetMap community – whether that’s by organizing meetups, making maps, adding data, writing code or documentation, or something else – and financial help will make the difference in whether you can come to State of the Map US, apply for a scholarship! No matter where you live, what your interests, or how long you have been involved: we welcome your application.

What type of scholarships are we offering?

Travel stipend + accommodation : This scholarship covers a $300 travel stipend and three nights of accommodation at Seattle University (nights: 22nd, 23rd, 24th of July).

50 % of funds reserved just for female scholars

Female participation at State of the Map US has increased steadily from 12.5 % in Portland 2012 to 30 % at last year’s conference at the United Nations in New York. We still have a long way to go friends, so this year we’re again dedicating 50 % of the scholarship program to female applicants!

Everyone has a chance

In the OpenStreetMap community - there is room for us all! Diversity means everyone, and we don’t want a single person to miss out on this exciting event. So please consider joining us. It takes millions of edits to make OpenStreetMap a resource for us all, but it only takes you to make our community unique and special.

We value every member, and look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline: April 24th 2016

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