How to apply | EOS Network Foundation Grant Framework Guidelines

The EOS Network Foundation(ENF) is the hub of the EOS Network, harnessing the power of decentralization as a force for providing key infrastructure support such as capital, technology, and operations to chart a coordinated future for EOS.And the EOS Network Foundation Grant Framework is a major pillar of support for the EOS ecosystem. Here are […] The post How to apply | EOS Network Foundation Grant Framework Guidelines appeared first on EOS Network Foundation.


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The EOS Network Foundation(ENF) is the hub of the EOS Network, harnessing the power of decentralization as a force for providing key infrastructure support such as capital, technology, and operations to chart a coordinated future for EOS.And the EOS Network Foundation Grant Framework is a major pillar of support for the EOS ecosystem.

Here are ENF Grant Framework guidelines of application process and approval process.

01 Which projects can apply for direct grants?

There are three types of grants that the ENF considers.

New Proposal:These projects are initiated by community members and range from core chain enhancements, SDKs, tools, and applications. Maintenance Grant:Maintenance grants are also initiated by the community to bring back support for a library, SDK or tool that has fallen out of maintenance. RFP Response:From time to time, the ENF will propose a work request to the community in the form of an RFP. All community members, teams and companies are welcome to reply to the RFP.

In all cases, all projects must meet the following minimum requirements.

Project is Open-Source and all functions cannot be achieved by the closed-source software.    MIT Projects give priority,while Apache 2.0, GPLv3 or Unicense are also under consideration.      Project that was part of the Token sale will be rejected. Generally,another grant application will be submitted until the previous grant has been run out of.   Projects that involve gambling,illicit trade,money laundering or other criminal activities will be rejected.  All projects should create the guidelines to explain how their projects work. Projects should upload the written documents to get the approval at the minimum.

02 How much grant can we get?

Grant proposals are accepted in three levels, each having different amounts and acceptance criteria. Each level of grant comes with different requirements and benefits commensurate with the size and scope of the project and funding level in question.

Individual / Small — $10,000Team / Medium — Up to $50,000Company / Large — Over $50,000

03 How to submit your grant application?

The application process is completed through Github.You will need to fork the repository, change one of the forms, and submit it via a Pull Request as outlined in the steps below:

1. Sign in to GitHub:https://github.com/eosnetworkfoundation/grant-framework

2. Fork this repository:https://github.com/eosnetworkfoundation/grant-framework/fork

3.  In your fork, create a copy of the Grant Application template (applications/application-template.md)

If you’re using the GitHub web interface, you will need to create a new file and copy the contents of the template inside the new one. Please make sure you do not modify the template file directly.

Name the new file after your project: myproject_name.md. Please make sure to put it in the applications directory. Make sure your filename does not have any spaces in it and ends with the .md extension.

△Take the  GitHub Web interface as an example:grant-framework—applications

△ Take the  GitHub web interface as an example:Create new file

△ Take the  GitHub Web interface as an example: Click the ”Copy new contents” in the Update application-template.md

△ Take the GitHub Web interface as an example:Rename the new file with the correct format and copy the contents of the template inside the new one.

4. Fill out the new file with the details of your project.

Basic InformationContactProject Overview and Ecosystem FitTeamDevelopment StatusDevelopment Roadmap and Milestones Future plans

The more information you provide, the faster the review.To get an idea of what a strong application looks like, you can have a look at the following examples: 1, 2.

5. Submit your grant application: When you fill out all the details of your project,create a Pull Request. Please note, the Pull Request should only contain one new file—the Markdown file you created from the template. Then,read through the page prompts and submit your application.When your application is complete,the ENF Committee or Evaluators will contact you for next steps.

04 What is the approval process?

1. Your grant application will be first reviewed by the Grant Committee.

The Grant Committee are senior members of the EOS community that know the priorities of the ecosystem and can make required initial funding decisions based upon the guidelines of the grant program.This committee is more business focused than technically focused but they understand the technical nature of the desired future.

Yves La Rose — CEO of ENFAaron Cox — Founder of GreymassDafeng Guo — Founder of EOS Asia and StrikinglyFu Pan — Founder and CEO of TokenPocketPeter Watt — Newdex Project LeaderVan Kai — Iconic Founder and Leader of the EOS Cannon CommunityWen Huaqiang — Veteran Developer and Initiator of CryptoKylinDamian Byeon — Founder of WYNG, Former CCO of ITAM Games, and Founder of AcroEOS

The Grant Committee members will vote on whether the grant application is approved.

2. Once the Grant Committee has agreed the application meets the needs of the EOS Network Community, it will be shared with the Grant Evaluators for technical evaluation.

The Grant Evaluators review applications approved by the Grant Committee for technical merit and achievability. They are more technical in nature and are more concerned with whether the proposal solves the problem optimally, is realizable in the specified time frame, and utilizes proper processes as required for the milestone achievement metrics.

Areg Hayrapetian — Director of Engineering at EOS Network FoundationBucky Kittenger — Principal Engineer at EOS Network FoundationMatt Witherspoon — Principal Engineer at EOS Network FoundationBart Wyatt — CTO of NFT42, Former B1 VP of Blockchain EngineeringDenis Carriere — CTO of EOS Nation

If both approved by the Grant Committee and the Grant Evaluators, your grant application is successful.

If rejected,the ENF Grant Framework staff will contact you for specific reasons as to why it did not meet those needs.Then,you can modify and submit the grant application again. 

05 How about the Milestone Based Pay-out System?

It is important to note.After the grant application is approved,the evaluator will evaluate and supervise the project again to check whether it is on the high-quality track by the deliverable milestone.In this way,evaluators have the right to pass or reject each deliverable milestone.

Payments are made in EOS at the time of milestone sign off up to and including the final deliverable milestone.In other words,if passed by the evaluator of the specific deliverable milestone,you will successfully get the grant for that stage;if rejected,the grant of this stage won’t be received.        

Rejected milestones will be fed back to the developers for remediation,and then it will move  again to the payment or eventually stop the project.

06 The Framework For A Stronger Future

Supported by an all-star cast of EOS community members, business leaders, and developers, the EOS Network Foundation (ENF) launched a major new pillar of support for the EOS ecosystem, the EOS Network Foundation Grant Framework.

With access to an efficient, transparent, flexible and milestone-driven grant investment framework, the EOS Network will enter a new era of development opportunity previously unavailable to network participants.

Looking forward to more grant applications and more development possibilities for EOS!

EOS Network Foundation

The EOS Network Foundation (ENF) is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates financial and non-financial support to encourage the growth and development of the EOS Network. The ENF is the hub of the EOS Network, harnessing the power of decentralization as a force for positive global change to chart a coordinated future for EOS.

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