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2008Q2 Call for Grants Proposals

Journal written by ambs (3914) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2008.04.03 15:38   Printer-friendly
The Perl Foundation is looking at giving some grants ranging from $500 to $3000 in May 2008.

In the past, we've supported Adam Kennedy's PPI and Strawberry Perl, Nicholas Clark's work on Perl internals, Jouke Visser's pVoice, Chris Dolan on Perl::Critic and many others (just check for more references).

You don't have to have a large, complex, or lengthy project. You don't even have to be a Perl master or guru. If you have a good idea and the means and ability to accomplish it, we want to hear from you!

Do you have something that could benefit the Perl community but just need that little extra help? Submit a grant proposal by April 30.

As a general rule, a properly formatted grant proposal is more likely to be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  • It has widespread benefit to the Perl community or a large segment of it.
  • We have reasons to believe that you can accomplish your goals.
  • We can afford it.

To submit a proposal see the guidelines at and TPF rules of operation at Then send your proposal to

On May 1st submitters will be contacted individually regarding whether they will let their proposal details be available for public discussion, as public views of grants proposals is likely to become part of the standard in the future.

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  • There was previously mention that the grant criteria or process or SOMETHING would be changing for this round...

    What exactly has changed?
    • Hi, Alias.

      In fact the new proposal is still being voted under the Board of TP.

      The main change ATM is that there will be public discussion of the grants proposals before the committee vote on them. This will make it clear for the members of the committee of the interest of the community on the proposed work.

      Cheers, ambs