Research IT

Funding Available for Open Source Software

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will soon put out a call for applications for open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. Applicants can request funding between $50k and $250k for one year. If you are interested in applying then please get in touch!

The goal of the program is to support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for these critical tools. They are looking for applications for software projects that are essential to biomedical research, have already demonstrated impact, and can show potential for continued improvement. Grants will be for a one-year period with the potential to apply for renewal in future cycles.

The funding will be used to support the tools and the communities behind them. This can include hiring an additional developer or research software engineer, improving documentation, addressing usability, improving compatibility, onboarding contributors, or convening a community.

Full details of the funding opportunity are available on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative website and the closing date for applications is 1st August 2019. If you would like to apply or would like to discuss an idea you may have, please contact Robert Haines, Head of Research Software Engineering.