Grants Application

Please complete the application below for Grant consideration!

How are grants selected?

When assessing applications, the Grants team follows standard criteria using the questions below to guide our decision making.

Relevance

Fill out this application form. The application will only be shared with the Grants lead and members of the committee. The Lead will contact you directly if the application is successfully considered for a Grant.

Benefit

Feasibility

Execution

Qualification

Originality

Cost

How are grants selected?

When assessing applications, the Grants team follows standard criteria using the questions below to guide our decision making.

Relevance

All funded projects should be applicable to dYdX and its community. Grants must involve, build on top of, or benefit the protocol in some capacity.

- Does the project relate to dYdX?
- Are the goals applicable to dYdX and the community?

Benefit

The goal of this program is to grow the protocol and benefit the community. Grants must result in beneficial progress contributed to dYdX.

- Does this project benefit dYdX and the community?
- Will there be a real positive impact to the protocol?

Feasibility

Ideas and discussions are great, but only realistic projects with tangible results will be funded.Can the project really be accomplished?

- Are the goals and results realistic?

Execution

Applicants must provide a clear execution plan for completing the project and reaching the goals.

- Is there a clear plan for accomplishing the intended results?
- Can the project meet milestones and report progress throughout the lifecycle?

Qualification

While we do our best to support growth and learning, applicants must have some background or credentials to prove their capabilities.

- Is the individual or team qualified to complete the project?

Originality

Projects must contribute something new to the protocol, not just repeat existing grants or previous work.

- Is the project bringing something new to dYdX? 

Cost

The team does its best to attract high quality contributors with competitive funding without overspending.

- Is the funding amount within reasonable means?
- Does it align with industry standards?

Grant application