[FreeBSD-Announce] Reminder that we are accepting Travel Grant Applications

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsdfoundation.org
Thu Feb 16 00:13:24 UTC 2012

Calling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses 
to AsiaBSDCon 2012.

The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel 
grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit 
the Travel Grant Request Application at 
http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/documents/TravelRequestForm.pdf by 
February 20, 2012 to apply for this grant.

This program is open to FreeBSD developers of all sorts (kernel hackers, 
documentation authors, bugbusters, system administrators, etc). In some 
cases we are also able to fund non-developers, such as active community 
members and FreeBSD advocates.

Your request should be based on a realistic and economical estimate of 
travel costs (economy airfare, trainfare, ...), accommodations 
(conference hotel and sharing a room), and registration or tutorial 
fees. If there are other sponsors willing to cover costs, such as your 
employer or the conference, we prefer that you talk to them first, as 
our budget is limited. We are happy to split costs with you or another 
sponsor, such as just covering airfare or board.

If you are a speaker at the conference, we expect the conference to 
cover your travel costs, and will most likely not approve your request.

If your application is approved, we will authorize you to seek 
reimbursement up to a limit. We consider several factors, including our 
overall and per-event budgets, and the benefit to the community by 
funding your travel. We reimburse costs based on receipts, and by check 
or bank transfer. And, we do not cover your costs if you end up having 
to cancel your trip. We require you to submit a report on your trip, 
which we may show to current or potential sponsors, and may include in 
our semi-annual newsletter or this blog.

There's some flexibility in the mechanism, so talk to us if something 
about the model doesn't quite work for you or if you have any questions. 
The travel grant program is one of the most effective ways we can spend 
money to help support the FreeBSD Project, as it helps developers get 
together in the same place at the same time, and helps advertise and 
advocate FreeBSD in the larger community.

Thank You,

The FreeBSD Foundation

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