2014 Call for Grant Proposals


The Ruby Association is looking to give grants for development projects related to Ruby implementations, libraries and frameworks, including projects that improve existing software.

If you have a good idea, please submit a proposal. However, please note that we do not intend to fund development projects of Ruby applications for specific purposes because the aim of this grant is to improve Ruby and its environment.

Development Themes

Grant Size

JPY500,000 (fixed) for each proposal.

Eligibility for applicants

Any individual or organization can submit one or more proposals.

Selection process

The grant committee will assess the proposals and will select up to a maximum of three projects.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following criteria (in no particular order):


Accepted applicants are required to submit two reports: the intermediate report and the final report. The grant committee will evaluate them.

Copyrights and licenses of the deliverables

Accepted applicants will retain all rights of the deliverables. However, the deliverables are required to be licensed under one or more OSI approved licenses. When improving existing software, the licenses of the deliverables are required to be compatible with the original software.

How to submit a proposal

Please send an email with the following information (in English or Japanese) to grant(at)ruby.or.jp


All dates are in JST (UTC+09:00).

Oct 3, 2014 Due date for submission of proposals
Oct 17, 2014 Notification of the selection result
Dec 26, 2014 Due date for the intermediate reports
Feb 27, 2015 Due date for the final reports


Grant committee

The grant committee consists of the following members (in alphabetical order):

Past year's grant accomplishement reports

Please click here to see accomplishment reports in 2013