Urbit

Grants

The Urbit Foundation's Grants program is one of our primary mechanisms for distributing address space to the creators and builders out there that help Urbit to succeed.

Read on to learn more about the various types of grants we issue, get started on your own grant, and view past and present grants that have been funded.

Grant types

The Urbit Foundation provides three different kinds of grants. No matter what kind of grant you're working on, you'll receive lots of support from the Foundation and a helpful, enthusiastic community.

Proposals are for receiving funding for your project — we fund all kinds projects, not strictly technical ones, so don't hesitate to pitch your idea!

Bounties are contracts for work from trusted partners in our ecosystem. The Urbit Foundation matches contributors with projects, verifies the integrity of the poster, and will often chip in on the funding.

Apprenticeships are opportunities to receive mentorship from an experienced Urbit developer. These don't pay as well, but are generally the best way to land a full-time job in Urbit development

Community

We believe that grants are more successful when tackled with the support of a community, and community starts with individual relationships.

  • Proposals are approved and stewarded by past grant workers

  • Bounties are overseen by those that post them

  • Apprenticeships are largely about building a relationship between apprentice and mentor

Whether you're gearing up to submit your proposal or just thinking about it, the best way to get started is to join the Foundation group on Urbit:

~wolref-podlex/foundation

If you're not on the network, reach out to us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you within a couple of days.

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Showing 24 grants

Native Planet

In Progress

Native Planet - A domestic hosting solution for Urbit

Reward: 5 stars

Proposal
Other

UTurn

In Progress

TURN server support for WebRTC

Reward: 1 star

Proposal
App Dev

Clojure Urbit Client

In Progress

Urbit client for the Clojure programming language

Reward: 3 stars

Proposal
App Dev - Other

Urbit Meetup Open Source Bill of Materials

In Progress

Provide meetup bounty hunters with the persuasive narratives and content

Reward: 6 stars

Proposal
Community

Twitter UV Extension

In Progress

Web extension which enhances twitter with native Urbit functionality.

Reward: 4 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

UV Extension Library

In Progress

A typescript library which streamlines the experience of building Urbit Visor powered chrome extensions.

Reward: 2 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Host Two Urbit Meetups (14)

In Progress

Urbit needs champions! The Urbit Foundation is looking for community members to host local or online meetups to spread the word.

Reward: 1 star

Bounty
Community

Azimuth CLI

In Progress

Bridge for the command line

Reward: 6 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Authenticate with Urbit Gall App

In Progress

Exernal service/websites can verify that a user is who they say they are

Reward: 1 star

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Host Two Urbit Meetups (13)

In Progress

Urbit needs champions! The Urbit Foundation is looking for community members to host local or online meetups to spread the word.

Reward: 1 star

Bounty
Community

~Home-Urbit

In Progress

A turn-key Urbit deployment for your personal server

Reward: 4 stars

Proposal
App Dev
Dev tool

Cypherscope Bot

In Progress

On-demand financial charts chat bot

Reward: 2 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Urbit Supervised Machine Learning Library

In Progress

Create a supervised machine learning library

Reward: 7 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Planet Sales via Urbit

In Progress

Layer 2 Planet Sales via Urbit

Reward: 6 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Urbit Notes

In Progress

Bring your note-taking game into the 31st century!

Reward: 2 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Urbit Feed Aggregator

In Progress

A feed aggregation application

Reward: 5 stars

Proposal
App Dev: Other

Content Producer

In Progress

Work with the content manager in producing content

Reward: 3 stars

Proposal
Documentation

Urbit HTTP API for Python

In Progress

Write an Urbit HTTP API (aka airlock) for Python

Reward: 1 star

Proposal
App Dev: Other

JSON Parsing/Serialization Jet

In Progress

Create high performance JSON parsing/serializing jet.

Reward: 1 star

Bounty
Core Dev

Tune slaw/scot Jets

In Progress

Tune slaw/scot jets for better perfomance.

Reward: 1 star

Bounty
Core Dev

Host Two Urbit Meetups (12)

In Progress

Urbit needs champions! The Urbit Foundation is looking for community members to host local or online meetups to spread the word.

Reward: 1 star

Bounty
Community

Translate key parts of Urbit.org into Korean

In Progress

The content found on urbit.org/understanding-urbit/ and urbit.org/using/install/ is only in English. Translation will be helpful to Koreans.

Reward: 1 star

Proposal
Documentation

A network enabled spatial database and demonstration app for Urbit

In Progress

Allow small scale spatial data to be stored and retrieved in Urbit, for use in landscape and external applications, and shared across ships.

Reward: 4 stars

Proposal
App Dev

A book about Urbit

In Progress

A short book about Urbit, on Urbit, including Urbit-centric sections about the wider world of computing

Reward: 12 stars

Proposal
Community