NumFOCUS is pleased to invite proposals from its sponsored and affiliated projects for targeted small development grants three times per year. This is the third and final call for proposals for 2019.
There are no restrictions on what the funding can be used for: code development; documentation work; website updates; workshops and sprints; educational, sustainability, and diversity initiatives; or other types of projects.
Yes, you may re-submit a past grant proposal that was previously not chosen for funding. (If you need a copy of your prior proposal submission, please let me know.)
For a list of all past successful proposals, see our website: https://numfocus.org/programs/sustainability#sdg
Only one application may be submitted per project per grant funding cycle.
Up to $5,000 per proposal.
Allocated funding is $25,000 per cycle
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.)
Proposed work must be achievable within calendar year 2019 or the first few months of 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).
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).
Round 3 Timeline:
27 Oct 2019: deadline for proposal submissions
18 Nov 2019: proposal acceptance notifications