2009Q3 Call for Grants Proposals


The Perl Foundation is looking at giving some grants ranging from $500 to $3000 in August/September 2009.

In the past, we've supported Adam Kennedy's PPI, Strawberry Perl and Perl on a Stick, Nicholas Clark's work on Perl internals, Jouke Visser's pVoice, Chris Dolan on Perl::Critic and many others (just check http://www.perlfoundation.org/grants 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 July 31.

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 (please, respect the limits or your proposal should be rejected immediately).

To submit a proposal see the guidelines at http://www.perlfoundation.org/how_to_write_a_proposal and TPF rules of operation at http://www.perlfoundation.org/rules_of_operation. Then send your proposal to [email protected] Note that proposals should be properly formatted accordingly with our POD template.

On August 1st, proposals will be made available publicly (on this blog) for public discussion, as it happened in the previous round. So, please make it clear in your proposal if it should not be public.

Note that accepted but not funded proposals in the previous round do not need to be re-submitted.


I wish to find out whether the grants are open for application to people, communities and projects in Africa, especially Zambia.

Dear Pearson,

It is OK, but with a major caveat. We can usually only send wire transfers to "western" countries. For any other country we will issue payment by US dollar check drawn from a US bank and sent via airmail. This can sometimes create problems for the recipient because it shifts the burden of currency exchange to them (if the local bank will even accept the check) and the local mail system may not be reliable. We can work with the grantee if they have an alternate preferred payment system, but it will delay the payment and any additional costs will need to be subtracted from the grant amount.

Hope this clarifies your doubt.
Best regards,

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