2020 Call for Grant Proposals
Ruby Association grant overview
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.
- Improving Ruby implementation (such as performance improvement and memory consumption reduction.)
- Scientific libraries for mathematics, science & engineering.
- Development support tools (such as debugger, profiler and static program analysis tools.)
- Web (such as libraries for HTTP, HTML, etc., and web application frameworks.)
- Tools for enterprise systems (such as reporting tools, batch processing tools, migration tools from the other languages to Ruby.)
JPY500,000 for each proposal.
Eligibility for applicants
Any individual or organization can submit one or more proposals.
The grant committee will assess the proposals and will select up to a maximum of five projects.
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.
Accepted applicants are expected to be enthusiastic in promoting their project through talks, articles and blogging.
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.
To make our projects better, the Ruby Association grant program has a mentor system. The main task of the mentor is to provide accepted applicants with practical advice on a wide range of subjects such as development, schedule management and report writing. A mentor will be assigned from the Ruby Association to a projects at the latest when the development starts.
How to submit a proposal
Please send an email with the following information (in English) to grant(at)ruby.or.jp
- Applicant name (individual or organization)
- Contact person
- Contact e-mail address
- Brief biography
- Project title
- Project details
- Project deliverables
All dates are in JST (UTC+09:00).
|Oct 1, 2020||Due date for submission of proposals|
|Oct 24, 2020||Notification of the selection result|
|Jan 15, 2021||Due date for the intermediate reports|
|Mar 15, 2021||Due date for the final reports|
The grant committee consists of the following members. (As of published date)
- Akira Matsuda
- Koichi Sasada
- Koichiro Ohba
- Yukihiro Matz Matsumoto
- Kenta Murata
Past year’s grant accomplishment reports
Please click here to see accomplishment reports in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 .