A grants program to support the development of the Aragon ecosystem.
The goal of the program is to attract talent to research and build the necessary tooling for developing solutions and applications around Aragon. There are a lot of people and teams out there who just want to create great things without worrying about money. The Nest program was created to meet circumstances like these and provide funding to those who wish to step up and construct such relevant software or non-software solutions and applications. We are not interested in funding startups or monetizable solutions.
- Read the public announcement Introducing Aragon Nest
- Read the Launch of Aragon Nest post
- Browse the current proposals for grants
- Browse the current requests for funding
- Read Frequently Asked Questions
How to submit a proposal for a grant?
Make sure the Proposals for grants don’t have an existing proposal for something similar to your idea or project. If there is a proposal close to your idea or project, join the discussion of that Proposal to see if your idea or project could be integrated into the existing one, or if you should create a new proposal
If nothing similar exists, create a new Proposal for grants at the Nest Repository, fill it out in detail following the Guide for submitting a proposal for grants and discuss if we should consider it for a grant
After step 1 or 2, if you feel ready to apply for a grant see the Guide for submitting a new request for funding and follow these steps:
- Fork the Aragon Nest GitHub repository
- Create a new directory with your project’s name inside the
- Inside that, create two files,
roadmap.md, where you present your team and suggested roadmap
- Create a Pull Request to merge your submission into the Nest repository. In that Pull Request, be sure to fill in all the relevant info described in the Guide for submitting a new Request for funding
Proposals should abstractly describe problems or products, not their implementations
The difference between the proposal stage and the request for funding stage is that in the proposal stage we will focus on determining if the idea is worth pursuing and should be considered for a grant. In the request for funding stage we focus on determining if the team will be able to deliver and the feasibility of the timeline/roadmap, milestones and deliverables.
Funding: Up to $150,000 in DAI, split into chunks paid out over achieved deliverables.
Success reward: Up to 30,000 ANT, given out when all deliverables are ready and the project is successfully finished. Please note that this reward is not part of the grant amount. This is a reward the Aragon Association wants to give to the teams building on Aragon for governance participation purposes.