Proposals, Grant Applications Guidelines and Questions

Dear all

Please note that below application form is subject to change. In any case, the AF (Aeternity Foundation) will update information here, accordingly.

Last updated: 21.11.2019

  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. Specification of funding category
  4. Project title
  5. Project description
  6. Why is your work beneficial for the aeternity ecosystem?
  7. Who are you? What is your background? (Experience, CV’s, Bio)
  8. Have you been involved in open source projects already? What role did you play and in what projects? If applicable, please include links to your code repositories.
  9. Have you built any projects on aeternity, or collaborated with any aeternity projects before? If applicable, please include links to your code repositories.
  10. Did you publicly gather feedback from the aeternity community? For example on Github, the Forum, or Telegram chat.
  11. In case of becoming a grantee: Please note, there are many encouraged ways to engage with the community e.g. the forum. Also understand that certain reporting guidelines will apply.
  12. Do you plan to populate your project? For example creating a micro-web-page, social media updates, blog-posts, video-material.
  13. How much financial support does your project need? Please provide a breakdown of estimated costs. Please note that the Aeternity Crypto Foundation aims to allocate grants solely in AE token.
  14. Please list milestones, deliverables, and the estimated timeline of your project.
  15. Please fill in your aeternity address. If applicable, please also provide your banking details (IBAN).
  16. Please confirm that your research and development will be published free of any proprietary license (open-source, open-access).
  17. How did you hear about the AF Grant Program?
  18. Privacy Policy Agreement
  19. Contact Information Agreement




Thank you Marion for the nice summary of AF 's grant application guidelines.

Dear all,

In case you have any questions regarding the application process, the form or the evaluation steps, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to post a comment here at the forum or write us an email. We will try our best to support you with the application process and respond to your questions.



Hello, i think it is a very good idea to share these questions here upfront so people can prepare themselves!

I have done some research and looked at other projects (Swiss National Science Foundation, Zcash Foundation and Ethereum Foundation) and these questions seem to be the most important for them:

What is your research domain

Mainly the area, for example core protocol development.

What is your research title


Describe the problem you want to solve.

Who will benefit from your work?

Describe your contributions.

Please describe the your contributions and list what you can deliver. How will your work impact the larger aeternity ecosystem? What does success look like for your project? Please describe suitability of the project and feasibility.

Describe your research plan.

Please provide a detailed research plan that lists major milestones and tasks. Please provide a timeline of your project and a detailed breakdown of your cost, expense categories and a total budget. The research plan should include a budget for population to showcase your Open-source research results online and on conferences.

Introduce your team.

Who are the members of your team? Please write or link to bios and work portfolios. Please include track record and expertise of the researchers. Please mention if you or your team has been involved in Open-source research projects in the past.

If anyone has feedback on how to ask more granular or better lead people through the application process - feedback is welcome!


Hello :wave:

Quick FYI: We made small adjustments to the grant application form. I updated the post here accordingly.





I have only one simple question

Will Aeternity be interested in grants that will help enlarge and grow the Aeternity community?

Hey @Geek,

I just answered you here:

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