2022 Grant Applications - Submit here

Hello and welcome to 2022.
We are making some structural changes to the Grant Program in 2022. The applications process will largely remain the same, with some changes that will be communicated in the coming week.
All Grant Applications should be submitted here. Once submitted, you may send the link to your application directly to me once completed, we will review and revert back to you with next steps.

Developer Award Application

Proposal:

Contact:

**1. First & Last Name: (optional) **

**2. Email Address: **

**3. Akash Wallet Address: **

**4. Akashian URI: **

**5. Time Zone: **

6. Language:

Social Networks

**7. Discord Username: **

**8. Discourse Username: **

**9. Github: **

**10. Twitter: **

**11. LinkedIn: **

**12. Website: **

13. Blog or YouTube Channel:

Experience:

**14. Are you a developer or software engineer? **

**15. Are you currently involved in Akash’s Discord developer community channel? (discord.akash.network) **

**16. Have you deployed on Akash’s Mainnet or Testnet? (docs.akash.network) **

**17. Do you have other team members? **

**18. Are you looking for additional team members? **

**19. Are you interested in working on Akash full-time? Akash is hiring engineers and contractors. Learn more here: Careers | Akash Network **

**20. What Cloud hosting services do you currently use? (Amazon/Google/Microsoft) **

**21. How much do you pay per month for Cloud services / hosting? **

**22. How did you hear about this program? **

Product Vision:

**23. What is your project? **

**24. What is the problem you will solve? **

**25. What are your goals? **

**26. What impact will this project have on the Akash developer community? **

**27. Who will use your project when it’s complete? **

**28. Will you monetize your project? How? **

**29. Will you open source your project? **

Product Leadership / Drive:

**30. Briefly tell us about yourself, your passion, your values **

**31. What’s your aspiration for blockchain technology? **

**32. If you had $1 million in grant funding what would you do? **

**33. Who will benefit most from your project? **

**34. How will you help grow the Akash community? **

**35. How will you make Akash approachable to developers? **

36. How do you think Akash should improve?

Product Execution:

**37. How would you utilize the grant funding? **

**38. Have you already started this work? **

**39. Do you have a GitHub or website for your project? **

**40. How will this task be accomplished? **

**41. How would you break this work up into 3 or 4 milestones? **

**42. How many months of work will this project require? **

**43. What’s the expected amount of funding required for your project? **

Product Progress:

**44. Will you open source your project? **

**45. How do you plan to share your work with the community once complete? **

**46. Will you report your progress to the community every month? **

**47. Do you have any screenshots, videos, or other context you can share? **

Developer Associations:

**48. Are you associated with any accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, or startup funds? **

**49. Are you associated with any startup communities? **

**50. Are you associated with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)? **

**51. Are you associated with any open source projects? **

**52. Are you associated with any of the Akash Network core team members? **

Legalese:

53. Are you a resident of, citizen, or located in a geographic area that is subject to UN, US, EU, Swiss or any other sovereign country sanctions or embargoes?

54. Are you over the age of 18?

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Hi @AlaniAKT I send one Grant Application: Awesome Jitsi on Akash in the middle of the holidays and I don’t know if I must resend it with this new format?

Thanks and happy new year

Hey @AlaniAKT I just submitted a Grant Application: Rade Game Trading Platform - Grant Application

How soon could I get a response ?

Cheers

@jfinlay This thread is for 2022 Grant applications only. Please reach out to me separately, or submit in the relevant thread.

Hey @AlaniAKT , I submitted a Grant Application: Praetor Provider Platform for Akash - Grant Application

Thanks

Hi @jigar Thanks for the heads - up. I have plugged it into the pipeline for next week’s CAB meeting. Per our earlier pre-screening you will have 12 minutes to demo / present to the CAB, including Q&A.
Here is a link to tips on presenting to the CAB

Thanks,
Alani

Hey @AlaniAKT, I submitted a Grant Application: Hosting Game Servers on Akash Network - Grant Application

Thanks :slight_smile:

Hello aldin,
Thanks for sharing this. I will review and revert with any questions.

Alani

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Hi, @AlaniAKT. I just submitted a Grant Application. Thanks. :vulcan_salute:t6:

Hi @AlaniAKT . I’ve submited application for CRA Onboarding. Cheers.

Hi, @AlaniAKT. When can we expect a response/review of the project/grant application? Thanks.

Do you have a working alpha / beta version of your project?

Alani

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We are still working on it, and should have it ready in a couple of weeks time.

ok, keep us updated and let us know when it’s ready.

Alani

Hi, @AlaniAKT , I submitted a Grant Application: Deploy Wetez APIs to Akash-Grant Application

Thanks and looking forward to the contact:)

Thanks for sharing this, we will review and update you shortly on next steps.

Alani

Hi. Sorry for the long break. We’ve had to rebuild the team and project from the ground up due to funding issues. We’ll be sharing our Alpha with you in a couple of days.

Thanks

Thanks for sharing this information, I will await your update.

Alani

Developer Award Application

Proposal:

Contact:

1. First & Last Name: Cosmic Validator

2. Email Address: info@cosmicvalidator.com

3. Akash Wallet Address: akash1ycv5n4fe0c5z22nr74t6v5g37glwc6vtsjuzep

4. Akashian URI:

5. Time Zone: CET

6. Language: English

Social Networks

7. Discord Username:

8. Discourse Username:

9. Github:

10. Twitter:

11. LinkedIn:

12. Website:

  1. Blog or YouTube Channel:** https://www.youtube.com/@cosmicvalidator

Experience:

14. Are you a developer or software engineer? We have software engineers in our team

15. Are you currently involved in Akash’s Discord developer community channel? Yes as a validator

16. Have you deployed on Akash’s Mainnet or Testnet? Yes, we are running our website on Akash since August 2021 and plan to move our validators to Akash

17. Do you have other team members? Yes

18. Are you looking for additional team members? No

19. Are you interested in working on Akash full-time? Akash is hiring engineers and contractors. Learn more here: [Careers | Akash Network 4] Akash is a priority for us

20. What Cloud hosting services do you currently use? (Amazon/Google/Microsoft) GCP

21. How much do you pay per month for Cloud services / hosting? It varies but we hope to reduce this moving most of our validators to Akash

22. How did you hear about this program? Joe from Akash marketing told us about the program

Product Vision:

23. What is your project? Cosmos ecosystem news videos

24. What is the problem you will solve? Increasing amount of information and projects in the Cosmos ecosystem so it is becoming challenging for stakeholders to keep track of all the important updates

25. What are your goals? Educate and inform consistently the Cosmos community, including Akash, for a more aligned community that could allow more constructive discussions

26. What impact will this project have on the Akash developer community? Helping to better inform and teach about all the important Akash developments and updates

27. Who will use your project when it’s complete? The Cosmos community (including Akash) as well as new users being onboarded

28. Will you monetize your project? How? Not directly, we might get additional delegations to our validators from some community members wishing to support our videos

29. Will you open source your project? There is no code, all the videos will be shared on our youtube channel

Product Leadership / Drive:

30. Briefly tell us about yourself, your passion, your values I’m really passionate about crypto and blockchain, initially in the corporate sector at the PwC and Banking blockchain labs and currently within Cosmic Validator

31. What’s your aspiration for blockchain technology? Seems the most promising solution to improve the current state of society

32. If you had $1 million in grant funding what would you do? We don’t need so much funding, we are requesting around 3,000 USD monthly to cover the production and operations costs to delivered the Cosmos ecosystem news videos

33. Who will benefit most from your project? The Cosmos community and those wanting to learn about the Cosmos ecosystem

34. How will you help grow the Akash community? Onboarding news users and educating about the advantages of Akash vs centralized cloud providers via our videos

35. How will you make Akash approachable to developers? The content in our videos is explained in a simple way for all audiences

  1. How do you think Akash should improve?** Increasing awareness, for example the costs reduction of runnning validators on Akash vs GCP, AWS and similar providers

Product Execution:

37. How would you utilize the grant funding? To help us continue producing the Cosmos ecosystem news videos and also launch an Akash focused section

38. Have you already started this work? Yes, we have already delivered 10 videos since we launched the project in July 2022

39. Do you have a GitHub or website for your project? Yes, the youtube channel is shared above

40. How will this task be accomplished? We will produce and deliver two Cosmos ecosystem news videos monthly

41. How would you break this work up into 3 or 4 milestones? Every two weeks a new video will be delivered

42. How many months of work will this project require? We are asking for an initial funding period of 6 months

43. What’s the expected amount of funding required for your project? Around 3,000 USD monthly or a total of 18,000 USD for the 6 months

Product Progress:

44. Will you open source your project? All videos will be shared in our youtube channel

45. How do you plan to share your work with the community once complete? We share each video in different platforms such as Twitter, Telegram, Discord, Reddit, Blogposts, Twitter Threads, etc.

46. Will you report your progress to the community every month? The community can be aware of each new video released

47. Do you have any screenshots, videos, or other context you can share? Yes, all the 10 videos currently released are available in our youtube channel

Developer Associations:

48. Are you associated with any accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, or startup funds? Not at the time of writing this proposal

49. Are you associated with any startup communities? A co-founder of Cosmic validator is involved with startups and have supported several startups

50. Are you associated with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)?

51. Are you associated with any open source projects?

52. Are you associated with any of the Akash Network core team members? No, but we have been in touch with the Akash team since early 2021

Legalese:

53. Are you a resident of, citizen, or located in a geographic area that is subject to UN, US, EU, Swiss or any other sovereign country sanctions or embargoes? The team is resident in EU and Asia

54. Are you over the age of 18? Yes

Hi @AlaniAKT Due to a lot of issues, we decide to pivot and put in a new application.

Please let me know if you have any questions.