As you might have noticed, TPF has been grating money for some big tasks, like funding Nicholas Clark or Dave Mitchel work on Perl 5. Nevertheless, TPF has a Grants Committee with its own budget (although not a big one), to give grants for smaller projects, ranging from $500 to $3000.
With this amount we do not expect to fund full-time work, but instead, use it as an incentive to complete some specific task. Therefore, 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!
If you have something that could benefit the Perl community but just need that little extra help, submit a grant proposal until the end of April. You would like to have the money, you have the knowledge, but do not know what do propose? Ask around and you will probably get some ideas. Some Perl pumpkins might post some ideas as comments on this post.
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 GC current rules of operation at http://www.perlfoundation.org/rules_of_operation. Then send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your submission should be properly formatted accordingly with our POD template.
Proposals will be made available publicly (on this blog) for public discussion, as was done in the previous rounds. If your proposal should not be made public,
please make this clear in your proposal and provide a reason.