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1. Application


The process below is independent of the level. Payment is made in fiat, Bitcoin, USDT (on Kusama or Polkadot) or USDC/DAI (Ethereum). If you want to apply in private, you can apply โžก๏ธ here. Note that this is generally a slower process and imposes stricter requirements on applicants.

How to apply:โ€‹

  1. Please read our FAQs, category guidelines, announcement guidelines and Terms & Conditions to familiarize yourself with the subtleties of grants, applications and the program as a whole.
  2. Fork our grants program repository.
  3. In the newly created fork, create a copy of the application template. 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. Make sure you do not modify the template file directly. In the case of a maintenance application, use the maintenance template instead.
  4. Name the new file after your project:
  5. Fill out the template with the details of your project. The more information you provide, the faster the review. Please refer to our Grant guidelines for most popular grant categories and make sure your deliverables present a similar same level of detail. To get an idea of what a strong application looks like, you can have a look at the following examples: 1, 2, 3, 4. Naturally, if you're only applying for a smaller grant that only consists of, say, UI work, you don't need to provide as much detail.
  6. Once you're done, create a pull request in our main Grants-Program repository. The pull request should only contain one new fileโ€”the Markdown file you created from the template.
  7. You will see a comment template that contains a checklist. You can leave it as is and tick the checkboxes once the pull request has been created. Please read through these items and check all of them.
  8. Sign off on the terms and conditions presented by the CLA assistant bot as a Contributor License Agreement. You might need to reload the pull request to see its comment.