The Grant Committee: what we do and how we do it.
- No grant amount listed.
- No evidence that they applicant is in contact with the maintainer of the software they want to work on.
- Worthwhile goal but the details seem fuzzy or unrealistic.
As for the touchy subject of "grant amount", grant awards are typically in the $500.00 to $5000.00 range. The higher the amount requested, the more likely the grant will be rejected unless the goal is very worthwhile and we have confidence the recipient can handle it (unfortunately, this means that unknown recipients are less likely to get awarded large grants).
Further, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to not
earn market rate for a grant. While there are exceptions made, if you charge $120.00 and hour and your project should take two fourty-hour weeks, we probably aren't going to pay you $9,600.00 (120 x 80) unless it's for something extraordinary. We are spending money that people and companies donate to the Perl Foundation and we must be extremely careful about the conditions under which we award grants.
Well, that about sums up this introductory entry. In the future, I'll be posting more about our day to day activities. I hope this has shed a bit of light on what we do and why.