We're offering Travel Grants for Filipino Netizens to Attend Global Voices Summit in Cebu

The Competition is Now Closed, thanks for your interest

Are you a Filipino netizen that wants to connect with a global community working for a more open internet?

Do you live in a region outside of Cebu and need travel assistance to attend the Global Voices Summit in Cebu, Philippines?

Are you interested in helping to cover the event through your personal citizen media channels?

If you answered yes to all three questions, Global Voices invites you to apply for a travel subsidy to attend our Summit that will take place in Cebu on January 24-25.

Photo by Laura Schneider used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

Global Voices Summit 2012. Photo by Laura Schneider used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

At the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015, our community of bloggers, activists, social media experts and geeks from around the globe will discuss the open Internet, online civic movements and human rights in the digital age. In interactive sessions, panels, and debates, we will delve into complex issues ranging from digital surveillance to multilingualism online to legal threats against bloggers and activists—all challenges that lie at the core of much of what we do as a community, and of the future of the Internet.

We are offering up to ten travel grants to help defray the costs of getting to and from Cebu for netizens from other regions of the Philippines. (Please note: for netizens living in and around Cebu City, we will offer a similar opportunity that only includes free admission to the Summit.)

The grant includes:

  • A full two-day conference pass to the Global Voices Summit
  • Full or partial subsidy to cover the cost of transportation to Cebu and accommodations of up to three nights during the Summit period

Each selected candidate will be responsible for making his or her travel and lodging arrangements. Winners will be reimbursed during on the second day of the Summit on presentation of receipts.

To apply:

Please fill out this short form and answer the two essay questions below. It is the responsibility of each applicant to research the costs for transport and/or local lodging. We ask that you be as realistic as possible regarding the amount of travel assistance you would need, so that we can offer as many grants as possible. Deadline is December 20 November 30, 2014 at 23:59 (local Philippines time).

A committee of Global Voices community members will review the applications and select the winners. Winners will be notified by December 23, 2014.

If you have any questions, please use the Contact form.


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