The Rust Foundation’s Community Grants Program provides funds to the Rust development community to help support the work of Rust’s hardworking maintainers and leaders. Project Grants are a specific subset of financial awards ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 USD that fund short-term Rust-related projects, carried out by both individuals and organizations. In 2022, we held two application rounds for the Community Grants Program: the first in April for Project Grants and Fellowships, and the second in October 2022, specifically for Project Grants. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to our second round of Rust Foundation Project Grantees.
A Note to Past and Prospective Applicants #
Our latest round of Project Grants is the result of a month-long application period that resulted in over 100 applications (a more than 300% increase from the earlier application round). With limited funds for the program, we had to make some difficult decisions and couldn’t extend a grant to everyone who proposed meaningful work. If you applied to the last application round but were not selected, please know that we plan to offer more Project Grants in the future and would love to receive another application from you. If you are interested in a Rust Foundation Project Grant but have any doubts about your eligibility or worthiness, we highly encourage you to readthis post on the Inside Rust about Impostor Syndrome from Rust Foundation Project Director Jane Lusby on behalf of all our Project Directors.
Application Process Updates & Acknowledgements #
Thank you to past Community Grants Program applicants, Rust Project leadership, and the wider Rust community for sharing their feedback and suggestions for improving our application process. We implemented a number of changes in our second application round this past fall, including clarifying certain portions of the application form itself and offering detailed feedback to all interested applicants. If you have any additional feedback to share for future Community Grants Program application rounds, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also like to thank Rust Project leadership for helping the Rust Foundation team throughout the application review process.
Hardship Grants and Event Support Grants Are Available Year-Round #
Hardship Grants are financial awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 made to active maintainers of the Rust Project facing financial hardship. Event Support Grants are financial awards ranging from $100 to $500 made to support events (both physical and virtual). Both categories of grants are open for applications year-round. You can learn more here.
Introducing Our Newest Project Grantees #
The grant recipients listed below demonstrated a commitment to maintain, develop, and/or expand important areas of the Rust ecosystem in their submissions to our second application round. The Rust Foundation believes the work of grantees will result in clear improvements and increased support for Rust users, maintainers, and the entire Rust community.
Note: Grantees have been listed by their names, aliases, and/or GitHub usernames based on personal preference.
|Grantee||GitHub Username||Focus of Work Under Project Grant Program|
|Allen Wyma||@rustacean-station||To support the Rustacean Station Podcast|
|Antoni Boucher||@antoyo||To support the work on rustc_codegen_gcc, more specifically completing the support for the missing SIMD intrinsics, adding support for unwinding, and adding support for LTO.|
|apiranio||@apiraino||To improve the workflow and the documentation of the WG-prioritization to allow an easier onboarding of new members, to improve the Triagebot tool, and to improve the cargo-bisect tool.|
|Caio||@c410-f3r||To implement |
|Yukang||@chenyukang||To support contributions to the Rust compiler, and to continue to blog about the experience, sharing the learning experience, knowledge, and skills with others.|
|Chris Denton||@ChrisDenton||To support work on the Rust Standard Library and rust-lang-crates with a focus on the safety story within Rust's standard library, specifically where Windows FFI is involved.|
|Eshan Singh||@naiveai||To support the development of an iterative educational git clone in Rust designed primarily to be easy to understand and modify.|
|Eric Huss||@ehuss||To support work on Cargo and lang-docs.|
|Fridtjof Stoldt||@xFrednet||To support the maintenance of Clippy.|
|Georg Semmler||@weiznich||To support the writing of an RFC proposing the introduction of an |
|Henk Oordt||@hdoordt||To work on 101-rs, a modular university course.|
|Jake Goulding||@shepmaster||To support the development of the Rust Playground.|
|Jakub Beránek||@kobzol||To support the improvement of the performance of the Rust compiler and to improve insight into how the performance of Rust programs evolves.|
|technetos||@technetos||To support work on the Rust Moderation Team.|
|Joshua Nelson||@jyn514||To improve the build time for compiling |
|workingjubilee||@workingjubilee||To support work on target feature logic with the overall aim of being able to make certain API promises in the Portable SIMD Project.|
|Khionu Sybiern||@khionu||To support work on the Rust Moderation Team.|
|Sebastian Thiel||@byron||To support the full replacement of |
|Shepherd's Oasis||@soasis||To reduce developer boilerplate and viral trait proliferation through the construction of an interface that can be used from |
|Sidney Douw||@SidneyDouww||To support the development of |
|The 8472||@the8472||To support work in the libs-team and contributions to the standard library.|
|Thomas Chiovoloni||@thomcc||To support working on improving apple and windows targets.|
|Yacin Tmimi||@ytmimi||To help support and maintain |
|Yuki Okushi||@JohnTitor||To support the maintenance of the official rust-lang crates and their documentation.|
Please join us in congratulating these grant recipients! #
To view our first round of Project Grantees and Fellows, view our June 2022 announcement here. We look forward to releasing a central directory of our grants in the near future.
Want to get a closer look at the program experience? Don't miss our evolving Community Grantee Spotlight Series for Q&As with grantees and fellows.
Thank you to AWS, Huawei, and Google whose donations to the Community Grants Program in 2022 made the above Project Grants possible. #
If your organization is interested in providing support to the Rust language community in 2023, donating to the Community Grants Program is a wonderful way to do so. You can inquire about supporting the program by emailing us at email@example.com. We accept donations for the Community Grants Program in any amount. Learn more about the program here.