The Election Workshop is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for round two of our Women’s Workshop Grant. This grant highlights our commitment to supporting women in technology and the startup community, and aims to enhance women’s reputation in the tech industry and connect women with a wider network of tech organisations. Grants are intended for women in the initial stages of their project.
The Electron Workshop is offering one recipient a free full-time desk with 24hr access for six months, along with an ongoing 20% discount for nine months thereafter – a great opportunity to experience the unique collaborative environment of the Electron Workshop, and to be amongst like-minded people working in technology. We would like applicants to utilise the space as much as possible and engage with the Electron Workshop community through contributing blog posts. Recipients will have an opportunity to meet and discuss their projects with fellow members during our lunchtime learning sessions. We understand flexibility may be needed, as applicants may need to do other work to finance their project. The membership may be used with some degree of flexibility to reduce impact of other work commitments. The grant is valued at $3978.
Applications close Monday 30 September 2013.
1. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have reached a stage in their project where they may obtain significant advantage from the opportunity provided by the grant.
2. Applicants should be utilising the space for a minimum of three 3 days during the working week.
3. Applicants must be willing to contribute one blog post per month on some aspect of their experience, and talk about their project on two occasions during our afternoon learning seminars (after three and six months of the grant period)
Method of application
Letters of application should address the selection criteria listed above using the form at the bottom of this page.
Women’s Grant Timeline
For your reference, the key dates for our two-cycle grant application process are listed below:
Proposal Intake: beginning 1 March and closing 31 March.
Application review and grant approval process completed by mid-April.
Applicants notified of award or decline by 15 April.
Recipient commences membership 1 May.
Proposal Intake: beginning 1 September and closing 30 September.
Application review and grant approval process completed by mid-October.
Applicants notified of award or decline by 15 October .
Applicants commence membership 1 November.