2012 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.

Grant Size

Applicants should request a grant amount, whose max is 1,000,000 yen (JPY).  The grant committee may request to reduce the grant amount.

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 projects so that the total grant size is equal to or less than 1,000,000 yen.

Selection criteria

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

  • Impact on the productivity and performance of Ruby and its environment
  • Originality and creativity of the project
  • Feasibility of the project


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 grant2012(at)ruby-assn.org:

  • Applicant name (individual or organization)
  • Contact person
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Brief biography
  • Project title
  • Project details
  • Project deliverables
  • Proposed grant amount


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

Aug 20 2012 Due date for submission of proposals
Sep 03 2012 Notification of the selection result
Oct 22 2012 Due date for the intermediate reports
Dec 11 2012 Due date for the final reports

Grant committee

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

  • Akira Matsuda
  • Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Koichi Sasada
  • Koichiro Ohba
  • Yukihiro Matsumoto