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(4) : Here Are Some Grants You Could Apply For: When I tell people about grants they could get to help them work on open source/open culture stuff, sometimes they are surprised because they didn't know such grants existed. Here are some of them!

Grants with deadlines:

Grants that you can apply for anytime:

This partially overlaps with the list that OpenHatch maintains on its wiki (and which I or someone else ought to update), and I have not even scratched the surface really. So anyway, yes, if you need some financial help to do better or more work in open stuff, take a look!

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Posted by Stephanie at 30 Jul 2014, 02:17PM

Thanks, Sumana -- this is awesome information!

Posted by Mel Chua at 30 Jul 2014, 03:50PM

So. Helpful. Thanks for aggregating these resources -- not only are the resources themselves useful, they help me think about project funding in a way that's different from the "apply to the NSF!" model, and also help me show other academics "hey look, you too can think about project funding in a different way!"

Posted by Sumana Harihareswara at 30 Jul 2014, 06:17PM

I'm told that TPF (The Perl Foundation) also offers grants. They're evaluated every two months, i.e., January, March, May, July, September and November. More information.

Posted by Sumana Harihareswara at 04 Aug 2014, 12:06PM

This was in the main post but I'm moving it out into a comment and slightly editing since there is no active CfP right now:

OpenITP has made grants to fund "free and open source software projects that make tools for circumventing digital surveillance and censorship" so it can fund them. They have tended to give USD$5,000-30,000 and especially like to fund projects that improve usability and interoperability.


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