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Jesse Vincent
March 21, 2007 20:04
Perl 6 Microgrants. Now accepting proposals.
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I'm pleased to announce the inaugural Perl 6 Microgrants program.  
Best Practical Solutions (my company) has donated USD5,000 to The  
Perl Foundation to help support Perl 6 Development.  Leon Brocard,  
representing The Perl Foundation's grants committee, will work with  
me to select proposals and evaluate project success.  We'll be making  
USD500 grants to worthy Perl 6 related efforts. We're hoping to fund  
a range of Perl 6-related projects over the life of the grant  
program.  Accepted grants might be for coding, documentation, testing  
or even writing articles about Perl 6. The program isn't tied to any  
one implementation of Perl 6 -- We're interested in seeing proposals  
related to Pugs, Perl 6 on Parrot, Perl 6 on Perl 5 or any other Perl  
6 implementation.  Generally, we're interested in seeing projects  
that can be completed in 4-6 calendar weeks.

Submitting a grant proposal

To submit a grant proposal, please email us at perl6- with the following information:

* A two to three paragraph summary of the work you intend to do
* A quick bio - Who are you? Is there opensource work you've done  
that we should have a look at?
* A brief description of what "success" will mean for your project -  
How will we know you're done?
* Where (if anywhere) you've discussed your project in the past
* Where you'll be blogging about your progress. (Twice-weekly blog  
posts are a requirement for getting your grant money)

We'll be accepting proposals on a rolling schedule. We expect to pay  
out these first 10 grants over the course of the summer. Depending on  
how things go, we'll then either find more money for more grant  
programs or we'll wind up the program and move on to other endeavors.

We're really excited to get rolling. Submit your proposals early and  
often. Don't let somebody else beat you to the punch ;)



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