How to Apply for Developer Grants

Funding projects up to $100,000

How to Apply for Developer Grants

Follow the 10 steps below to install Akash, create an account, update your profile, propose a project to get your initial $100 award, and apply for grants of $1,000, $10,000, and $100,000.

Step 1. Create an Account.

You can login with GitHub or Discord.

Step 2. Join the Akash Discord server

The Akash server on Discord is the fastest way to find help from the Akash developer community. We use Discord for live chat with the developer community. Come say hello and ask a question!

For help with:

  • Hackathons: Message the #hackathons channel
  • Deployments: Message the #deployments channel
  • Providers: Message the #providers channel
  • Validators: Message the #validators channel

Step 3. Connect your GitHub and Discord accounts.

We ask that you add a profile photo and associate a GitHub account and Discord account. This is to prove you are human and prevent fraud and abuse in our program.

Step 4. Install Akash

Install the Akash application and command-line tool. Below are instructions for Mac, Linux, and building from source.

Mac OS X

For Mac OS, you need to install the XCode Command Line Tools, and we recommend using Homebrew to install Akash. To install Apple’s XCode Command Line Tools, run this command in Terminal:

xcode-select --install
  • To install Homebrew, run this command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
  • To install Akash using homebrew:
brew tap ovrclk/tap
brew install akash
brew link akash --force


For Linux, install the latest version of Akash with godownloader. First, configure the version of the Akash Network AKASH_VERSION as a shell variable in your terminal:

AKASH_VERSION="$(curl -s "")”
  • Next Install Akash
curl | sh -s -- "v$AKASH_VERSION"
  • The final step is to make sure that the akash binaries are available in your shell PATH. This page contains instructions for setting the PATH on Linux.


To install and build from source, Akash requires a working golang installation, a properly set GOPATH, and $GOPATH/bin present in $PATH. Once you have the dependencies properly setup, download and build akash with these commands:

$ go get -d
$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ git checkout "v$AKASH_VERSION"
$ make deps-install
$ make install

Step 5. Create an Akash Account / Wallet

Use the command-line client to create your Akash account. Run the following command, but first replace “MyWallet” with the name of your account:

akash keys add MyWallet

Save your mnemonic phrase!

Save your mnemonic phrase in a safe place. You may need this one day to recover your keys.

Step 6. Add your Akash Address to your profile.

We need this in order to fund your account. Do not use an exchange address or you will not be able to receive $AKT tokens. To get your akash address you c an use the command line tool:

akash keys show MyWallet -a

Step 7. Propose a Project

After you have completed your profile, introduce yourself and your project on the New Projects forum using the built-in topic template.

  • Project Title:
  • Problem Statement: What is the problem you will solve?
  • Goals: What are you aiming to accomplish?
  • Impact: What impact will this project have?
  • Budget: How much funding will this require?
  • Timeline: What is the timeline for accomplishing this task?
  • Team: Are you looking for additional team members?
  • Reporting: How will you report your progress to the community (e.g. weekly calls, reports)?
  • Design: Do you have any mock ups or screenshots?

Step 8. Check that you are eligible for funding!

You can check here to see that you successfully filled out your profile: Verified Users Badge

Step 9. Create an Invite to the Community

Share your invitation with your social networks to attract more developers to the community.

Step 10. Submit a Grant Application

Submit a detailed project proposal by submitting a post on the Grant Applications forum using the built-in topic template. You can also find a copy of the Grant Application Template as a post and Google Doc.


Filebase grant here?

All steps completed I believe.


Yes! Thank you, we will distribute $100 to all developers who have signed up shortly!

hey colinpollen
using homebrew with tap overclk/tap doesn’t work anymore because password auth was removed from github on Aug 13, 2021. Can you update the homebrew repo to use SSH or PAT instead?

remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021. Please use a personal access token instead.

remote: Please see for more information.

fatal: Authentication failed for ''

Error: Failure while executing; `git clone /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/overclk/homebrew-tap --origin=origin --template=` exited with 128.

same issue in docs … Akash Command (CLI) - Akash Guidebook

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Hi, how do I know if I’m eligible for the developer grant? I just submitted my proposal here:

Cool!Thank you very much

Can I only register as a developer and get a $100 bonus

thanks i understand it

That’s great. Follow akash :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :grinning: :grinning: :grinning:

Hello, so I am going down the list of steps here and Step 9 is not working properly. When clicking on “Create an Invite to the Community” I get redirected to an error page.

Thanks, fixed!

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It’s a public repo - I’m not sure why you need authentication at all, but we’ll take a look.

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It’s too complicated

Step 9, fail:

Permission error to resource