3rd and final round of Small Development Grants for 2020!

Hello Projects!

NumFOCUS is pleased to invite proposals for our 3rd and final round of Small Development Grants for 2020!

Apply Here: https://numfocus.typeform.com/to/mbtH7w

Timeline:

Deadline for Proposal Submission: October 19, 2020

Projects will be Notified: November 27, 2020 (or sooner)

Available Funding:

Up to $5,000 per proposal

Eligibility:

Any NumFOCUS Fiscally Sponsored or Affiliated project may submit one proposal on behalf of the project per grant cycle.

If you wish to solicit proposal ideas from your project community, the project leaders must organize their own review process to select the proposal that the leadership will put forward to NumFOCUS.

Funding can be used for: code development; documentation work; website updates; workshops and sprints; educational, sustainability, and diversity initiatives; or other types of projects.

Proposed work must be achievable within calendar year 2020.

The call is open to applicants from any nationality and can be performed at any university, institute or business worldwide (US export laws permitting).

Funding Distribution:

For fiscally sponsored projects only, NumFOCUS can deposit the grant funding directly into the project’s account. The project would then submit invoices through the normal channels (i.e. Rocket) to pay the grant expenses.
NumFOCUS can set up an independent contractor agreement with an individual or company.
NumFOCUS can award the money as a grant or subcontract to a student or postdoc at a university (depending on the rules of the university).
NumFOCUS can directly pay for expenses associated with the grant (e.g. booking flights on behalf of project leaders to attend a workshop, per diems for travel days

You can see past successful proposals here: https://numfocus.org/programs/sustainability#sdg

The discussion of our last application: Round 3: NumFOCUS Small Development Grants CFP is Open

The discussion of our last application: Round 3: NumFOCUS Small Development Grants CFP is Open

And the feedback:

Dear Matt,

We regret to inform you that PSL’s proposal, Enable PSL to share Tax-Brain and Tax-Cruncher with users on Compute Studio for free in 2020 was not able to be accepted this round.

The Small Development Grants Review Committee has offered this feedback regarding your proposal:

Good: Explained in detail the needs and impact of having the models available.
To Improve: Details about the development to produce the improvements on the GUIs and APIs. Indicate how the project will have a global impact on the overall scientific computing ecosystem. Improve upon budget justification (e.g., hours of work for each maintainer).

We would like to thank you for submitting this proposal and encourage you to submit this or another proposal for a future call for proposals (we plan to issue a call every 4 months). We are working hard to continue raising more funds so that in future more proposals may be accepted.

Sincerely,

Nicole

on behalf of the NumFOCUS Board of Directors