Thank you for your interest in the DFINITY Developer Grant Program!

The goal of this program is to catalyze growth of the Internet Computer ecosystem and make the Internet Computer accessible and approachable to more developers around the world by providing support to promising developers and teams.

Current focus areas for the grant program include:

  • Canister Development Kits (CDKs) & Agents
  • Developer Tooling (e.g. IDEs, debuggers, logging libraries)
  • Infrastructure (e.g. oracles, asset bridges)
  • Integrations & APIs (e.g. chat, email, maps)
  • Apps & Open Internet Services

We are currently offering three funding tiers, and ask you to craft your application and scope of work accordingly:

  • $5,000
  • $25,000
  • $100,000 (NOTE: generally available as a follow-on to a smaller grant)

The grants program is a non-dilutive form of financing your project. Please note however that this program is not meant to be a source of venture funding. If you are actively fundraising, consider applying to the Beacon Fund.

Following the submission of your application, you can expect the process to proceed as follows:

Grant Process 


Our first grant cohort will run May-August 2021. For $5k and $25k grants, your work should be scoped accordingly to be completed within this four-month timeframe. $100k grants will be handled by the Grant Committee on a case-by-case basis. Applications will remain open throughout the cohort, either for accelerated work within the timeframe of the first cohort or for consideration in our next cohort.

Finally, please complete the Eligibility Quiz below and carefully review the Eligibility Requirements in the Program Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.

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