[ CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE - Essential open source software for science | Research funding ]


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Date 01.08.2020
Category Call for proposal
Aim: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications in support of open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. The goal of the program is to support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for these critical tools.
This RFA is the first of a series. CZI will invite applications during three distinct cycles, with rounds beginning June 18, 2019; mid-December 2019; and mid-June 2020.
Duration: 12 months
Funding: USD $50’000 - $250’000
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by non-profit and for-profit organizations, public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government, companies, and eligible agencies of the federal government. In the case of applications for work spanning multiple projects, one individual must complete the application and a single organization or fiscal sponsor must coordinate the dispersal of funds to the members of the collaboration. Note that foreign institutions may not subcontract to US institutions, so please be mindful when selecting the applicant organization.
How to Apply: The one-step application process includes a proposal with the following sections: applicant details, organization details, proposal details, number of open source project(s), open source project details, and budget. To complete the Organizational Details and obtain the Institutional Approval Form, contact the Research office.
Regarding the budget, applications can request funding between $50k and $250k total costs (inclusive of up to 15% for indirect/overhead costs). Acceptable use of funds includes, but is not limited to: salary support for staff, hackathons or other forms of community engagement, operational needs such as cloud computing, or
support for work that bridges projects or ecosystems.
Deadline:      01 August 2020 (5 pm PST)
Further information
  • Contact the Research Office to request an institutional approval form.
  • More information about the program is available here.
  • The application portal can be found here.
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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