Project Grants Application Deadline Extended to November 7, 2022

The Rust Foundation has extended the 2022 Project Grants Program application deadline to November 7 @ 11:59 PM PDT

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The Rust Foundation is pleased to share that we’ve extended the application deadline for our second round of Project Grants to Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 11:59 PM PDT (6:59 AM UTC on Tuesday, November 7). #

If you were concerned about missing the original Project Grants application deadline of October 31 (or if you've already started or submitted an application) you now have an extra week to create/edit your submission.

As a reminder, Rust Foundation Project Grants are part of our larger Community Grants Program. They exist to support dedicated packages of work benefitting the Rust programming language – either through Rust-based coding projects or through education/outreach initiatives. You do not need to be a member of a Rust Project Team or a Working Group and you may apply as either an individual or as part of a team. 

Grants will be awarded in amounts between $2,500 and $15,000 USD. 

>> Apply for a Rust Foundation Project Grant here #

Special thanks to AWS, Huawei, and Google for supporting the Community Grants Program.​​​​​

Why are we extending the deadline?

Our team elected to extend the deadline for this program for several reasons.

First, we welcomed two new team members to the Rust Foundation over the past few weeks (Gracie Gregory and Sage Griffin). Since their work directly impacts the administration of the Project Grants Program, we wanted to ensure they had adequate time to focus on making the application period more navigable and visible to the community. Second, we understand that this is a busy time of year for many of you and additional time to apply for grants like ours is always appreciated. Finally, we’re eager to receive as many applications from the Rust community and hope that this extra week enables more of you to both submit and feel as confident as possible in your application! 

Thanks for your time and interest in receiving a Rust Foundation Project Grant.

Additional Notes

  • For answers to our most frequently asked questions about this grant, click here
  • To learn more about the Project Grants Program and application support options, click here
  • Doubting whether or not you should apply for a Project Grant? We encourage you to read this fantastic post on the Inside Rust blog about Impostor Syndrome and why you shouldn't doubt your worthiness of applying to the Community Grants Program by Rust Foundation Project Director, Jane Losare-Lusby.