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== Eligibility ==
== Eligibility ==


We follow the rules of the Google Summer of Code, i.e. to apply for a grant, a student must:
To apply for a grant, a student must:
* be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon application;
* be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon application;
* be enrolled into a post-secondary academic program, as of the beginning of the grant;
* be enrolled into a post-secondary academic program, as of the beginning of the grant; [following rules in GSoC 2021]
* [really necessary?] for the duration of the grant, be eligible to work in the country in which they reside;
* [really necessary?] for the duration of the grant, be eligible to work in the country in which they reside;
* and not be a GRASS GIS PSC member
* and not be a GRASS GIS PSC member

Revision as of 02:10, 16 November 2021

GRASS GIS offers a limited number of student grants for projects related to GRASS GIS. These can include actual coding, bug fixing, or documentation and the creation of educational resources.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant, a student must:

  • be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon application;
  • be enrolled into a post-secondary academic program, as of the beginning of the grant; [following rules in GSoC 2021]
  • [really necessary?] for the duration of the grant, be eligible to work in the country in which they reside;
  • and not be a GRASS GIS PSC member

In addition, the student has to

  • have had at least one pull request accepted before the application concerning GRASS GIS code or documentation;
  • [necessary ?] have the agreement of a GRASS GIS core developer to mentor the student's work.

Additional criteria

  • Students that are already active in the community have a better chance of obtaining a grant.
  • Former GSoC students are eligible to this grant, as long as they still fulfill the above criteria.

Nature of the grant

  • In 2021, GRASS GIS offers a total of 2000€ of grants.
  • The maximum per grant is 1000€. Grants requested can be lower than that amount.

How to apply

Students should send an email to XYZ [tbd] with the following content:

  • proof of eligibility (age, student status, link to accepted GRASS GIS PR)
  • a one-page description of the proposed work
  • a calendar of activities and deliverables
  • a budget proposal

[Question: fixed deadlines during the year, or continuous process until the budget is empty ? Maybe fixed deadline for 2021, but to be discussed in the future ?] Application have to be received by Nov 30, 2021 24:00 UTC the latest.

Approval process

Grants are evaluated and approved by the GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee within a week after the deadline [realistic ?].

Grant payment

Grants are paid in two amounts:

  • 50% at the beginning of the work phase
  • 50% after reception and approval of the final report by the PSC

Final report

The final report should be written in the [GRASS GIS wiki ?] by the student. When finished, the student send an email to [XYZ] to announce the end of the work. The final report should include:

  • A description of the state of affairs before the work
  • A description of the work done