Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Here Are Some Grants You Could Apply For
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2014 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
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:
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!
30 Jul 2014, 14:17 p.m.
30 Jul 2014, 15:50 p.m.
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!"
30 Jul 2014, 18:17 p.m.
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.
04 Aug 2014, 12:06 p.m.
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.
Thanks, Sumana -- this is awesome information!