This RFA will open on June 16, 2020

Essential Open Source Software for Science, Cycle 3

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. Applicants can request funding between $50k and $250k for one year. Applications for the third cycle will open on June 16.

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Key Dates
June 16, 2020
Application portal opens
August 4, 2020
Applications due by 5 P.M. pacific time
November 2020
Earliest notification of decisions (subject to change)
January 1, 2021
Award period and start date

Award period and start date: Proposed projects should be 12 months in duration with a projected start date no earlier than January 1, 2021. Actual start date may vary.