Grant for the Web’s first public call for proposals will open soon – we’re aiming for April 2020.
This first request for projects seeks to address the problem of the web’s business model and how it negatively impacts independent creators and publishers. (Read more.)
We believe that better business models can be built within the very fabric of the web itself, starting with the browser. The grant will fund innovation using an open technology stack featuring the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger Protocol to build monetization natively into the web.
Our first public call for proposals will have two tracks:
- A Foundational Technology track to support technology, tools, and infrastructure that innovate around the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger Protocol.
- A Creative Catalyst track to support experiments in the creation, distribution, and discoverability of content monetized using the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger Protocol.
Initial grants will award variable amounts for projects up to six months in duration. We will be specifically looking for projects that demonstrate experimentation with strong potential for further innovation beyond the life of the grant. Foundational Technology experiments should innovate around the technology itself: building plugins, APIs, and templates for monetizing the web. Content Catalyst experiments should use existing web monetization technology to explore the creation, distribution, and discoverability of content online.
Not all experiments must succeed! We seek to fund creative prototyping and iterative learning in order to build a healthy, vibrant ecosystem of web monetized tools, content, and resources.
Stay tuned for more information and sign up for our email list to receive the application form when the call for proposals opens.