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.

  • Learn about our grantees from Cycle 2 and view the RFA.
  • Learn about our grantees from Cycle 1 and view the RFA.
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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.