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Financial Assistance is Available for Your R User Group in 2024!

By January 8, 2024Announcement, Blog

The R Consortium is excited to open the doors to the 2024 RUGS Program, starting January 8th, 2024! We are committed to supporting R User Groups (RUGS) worldwide in your efforts to organize and share information and strengthen their local communities. We’re now inviting applications for our program.

Apply now!

What’s New in 2024?

This year, the RUGS Program is structured around three distinct categories of grants:

  1. User Group Grants: Tailored for groups seeking support to enhance user experience or develop user-centric projects.
  2. Conference Grants: Ideal for those looking to host or attend conferences that align with the program’s objectives.
  3. Special Projects Grants: Designed for innovative and unconventional projects that require a boost to get off the ground.

For full details and to submit your proposals, visit here. Your contribution can significantly support the ongoing evolution of the R language.

R User Groups: Global Impact

With 74 active R User Groups (RUGS) worldwide and 67,458 members, R communities welcome individuals of all backgrounds and skill levels, from beginners to advanced users.

Community Spotlight

Explore our blog for interviews with R User Group organizers from various industries, offering insights into their experiences and impacts.

Examples of User Group Grants: 

Examples of conferences:

Get Involved: 2024 RUGS Program

The application period for the 2024 RUGS Program opens on January 8th, 2024, and will close at midnight PST on September 30, 2024. Note that these grants do not cover software development or technical projects. For such initiatives, consider the ISC Grant Program, which opens for proposals twice a year. You can learn more about the ISC Grant Program here

Join Us in Strengthening the R Community

Your participation can significantly contribute to the development and cohesion of the R community. Apply starting January 8th, 2024, and be part of this exciting journey of growth and collaboration!

Apply now!