Tezos Foundation's Grant Program

A key activity of the Tezos Foundation is to deploy resources to entities and initiatives that will help to ensure the long-term success of the Tezos blockchain. Areas of interest for grants reflect some of our current needs, and we invite you to also reach out with your own unique ideas and innovations. We look forward to discovering your project! 

Our Grant Process

The grant process covers the three stages of Proposal, Award, and, if successful, Post-Award. For successful proposals, it takes on average four weeks to review a proposal and another four weeks to complete the necessary paperwork. It is essential that prospective grantees and their projects are evaluated diligently to ensure that the deployed resources add proportional value to the Tezos ecosystem.

Our evaluation process contains the following steps:

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Proposal

Grant Proposal Submission

The Grant Process starts with a grant proposal submission.
The grant proposal should include central information on the proposed project and how the team intends to succeed.
This information can include, for example, functional and technical details of the proposed solution, its purpose, a roadmap, an introduction of the project team, evidence of familiarity with the Tezos ecosystem, anticipated value added to the Tezos ecosystem, and measures to assure the longevity of the solution beyond the grant duration.
After proposal submission, the proposal is vetted by the Tezos Foundation. The outcome of this step can be a forward for in-depth reviews, a revise and resubmit, or a decline.
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Award

Review and Final decision

If forwarded for in-depth review, the grant proposal is reviewed by ecosystem experts, supervised by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
The TAC completes an in-depth due diligence process and develops recommendations on a proposal’s fit and usefulness to the Tezos ecosystem.
The TAC’s recommendations are then reviewed by the Executive Committee (EC) or the Tezos Foundation Council (FC) which then makes the final decision.
Final decisions about grant proposals, which can be an accept, decline, or a revise and resubmit, are then communicated to grant proposers.
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Post-Award

Grant Agreement and Follow-Up

Approved applicants work on the legal paperwork to finalize a grant with the Tezos Foundation.
The grant agreement for the project and the corresponding payments are usually structured along milestones.
Once a milestone is completed, the grantee submits a report, which is reviewed and if approved, the payment for the milestone is issued.

After the project finished, the Tezos Foundation conducts regular check-ins to determine the prosperity of the project.
At this stage, the Tezos Foundation explores further collaboration opportunities with grantees and may offer to connect parties in the Tezos ecosystem with similar synergies.
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Areas of Interest

Baking

Tezos has a growing number of bakers in its ecosystem that help secure the network by signing and publishing blocks. Our goal is to empower bakers by supporting the development of standardized tools, tutorials and cloud applications.

Developer Experience

Our goal is to make Tezos easy to build on and onboard new developers to the ecosystem. We are looking to support tools, tutorials and documentation to improve user experience for all Tezos developers.

Education and Training

The growth and success of Tezos is heavily linked to the Tezos community. To grow and support the community, we want to enable all ecosystem members around the world.

End-User Applications

Tezos enables new types of applications, which can address problems that have been traditionally difficult to solve using legacy software stacks. We are looking to support new applications that drive wide adoption and benefit standardization, censorship-resistance, or user control on the Tezos protocol.

Privacy

Censorship-resistance is key for all developments on Tezos. Our goal is to support research and development of infrastructure to build on Tezos’ strengths and enhance privacy-preserving solutions.

Security

Tezos has the assurance required for high value use cases and a focus on formal methods. Given this strength we aim to support projects building security solutions for Tezos.

Other

Projects targeting categories not listed here that may advance the Tezos ecosystem!

Call for Proposals

Find the areas of interest to submit your project proposal here.

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