On of Revolution Analytics' main missions is to support and foster the growth of the R community, and in 2011 we sponsored more than 25 local R user groups and meetings with cash donations for for venue hire, meetup.com dues, refreshments, and other group needs. We also sent hundreds of "I love R" T-shirts and stickers to group members to share and spread the word about R.
Now, with over 75 local R user groups active worldwide, the Revolution Analytics User Group Sponsorship Program is open for applications for 2012 funding. For established user groups who already have had meetings, the deadline for applications is March 31. (If you're thinking about starting a new local R user group, seed funding for new groups is available through September 30, 2012.) Sponsored groups will receive a cash donation according to the size of the group, plus a box of R-related T-shirts, stickers, and other goodies to distribute to members from Revolution Analytics.
Group leaders can find more information about the sponsorship program, and the application form, at the link below.
Revolution Analytics: 2012 Local R User Group Sponsorship Program