Funding 

community

projects 

that help

Osmosis 

grow

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The goal of the Osmosis Grants Program is to improve the long-term utility of Osmosis and to create a robust ecosystem of incentivized contributors.

Grants will be awarded to teams and individuals who are building value-add projects, such as analytics, tooling, infrastructure, and ecosystem projects that are complementary to the core AMM.

Grants

Incentives Optimization - Infrastructure
To build data pipelines and simulation dashboards using the data collected from Hathor Nodes to predict results for new incentives recommendations based on varying market volatility, volume and liquidity. Chaos will collaborate with Hathor to post a governance proposal which will detail the set of parameters for the new incentives model and, if successful, Chaos will assist with the implementation of the new incentives system. Milestone 1 = submission of a governance proposal for new incentives system based on data engineering and web application development efforts; Milestone 2 = successful governance proposal and implementation of new incentives system; Milestone 3 = delivery of public facing dashboards.
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Infrastructure
Incentives Optimization - Research
To research and analyze historical incentives data to inform the build of a new incentives system for Osmosis. Hathor will also lead the creation of a governance proposal to implement this new incentives system and, if successful, will be a part of a new incentives working group that will provide on-going oversight over LP incentives for Osmosis. Milestone 1 = submission of a governance proposal for new incentives system based on research findings; Milestone 2 = successful governance proposal and implementation of the new incentives system.
in progress
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Research
Custom MEV Module
To build an in-protocol custom MEV module for Osmosis that aims to capture and distribute MEV to Osmosis participants. Note that the delivery of the grant is conditional upon governance approval. The milestones are as follows: Milestone 1 = delivery of MVP on Osmosis testnet with at least 10-20 validator partners; Milestone 2 = mainnet launch with integration of all validators.
in progress
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Infrastructure
Zodiac Protocol
To deploy Zodiac Protocol's fixed and variable yield markets on Osmosis. Zodiac has also committed to airdrop 10% of their total token supply to Osmosis users, with some predetermined rules that will be detailed by the Zodiac team. 
in progress
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Apps
Runtime Monitoring Toolkit
To build support for all Osmosis chain specifics, as well as CosmWasm contracts. The toolkit will monitor a stream of security-focused Osmosis events in real-time and allow users to set custom smart contract alerts, that trigger when specific conditions are met. Milestone 1 will include Osmosis + CW support and the implementation of custom alerts; milestone 2 will involve the implementation of the stream of events feature.
in progress
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Tooling
Cron.cat
Cron.cat will bring its decentralized automation layer to Osmosis. They aim to deliver a simple SDK for CosmWasm developers to integrate event-driven and scheduled tasks for Osmosis. The project will be completed in two milestones: Milestone 1 (Delivery of croncat agent; contract testing coverage), Milestone 2 (Delivery of core contracts; documentation; website; E2E testing).
in progress
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Apps

Frequently Asked
Qs

What is the Osmosis Grants Program?

The Osmosis Grants Program (OGP) was created to award $5k-$500k of funding to Osmosis community members for the completion of value-add tasks which may be too small to be funded through a governance proposal.

We believe the community needs to start spending the Community Pool’s funds aggressively to encourage experimentation and innovation, grow the ecosystem, and onboard full-time contributors that could increase the value of the protocol by hundreds of millions of dollars.

A grants program is an efficient, low cost way to do this – by empowering community participants and supporting teams building applications which leverage the Osmosis stack.

How do I apply?

This grants program was designed to be fast and efficient for applicants while still allowing enough time for proper diligence. The goal is to have most grants funded within ~2-3 weeks of applying:

1. Apply: Submit an application to the OGP by filling out the application form. Include as many details as possible in your application about your project and how it would benefit Osmosis.

2. Interview: If your application is a good fit, a member of the Grants team will contact the email provided in your application with clarifying questions and schedule an interview to further assess quality, value-add, as well as to sort out the details.

3. Grants team approval: The Grants team will review the additional information and further diligence the application. If the Grants team decides to approve your application, it will be sent to the Reviewer Committee for final approval.

4. Reviewer Committee approval: The Reviewer Committee will perform a final review of the application. If approved, it will be included in the next batch of grants.

How will I be compensated?

The Program Lead will work with you to establish possible milestones that could help split up the compensation so as to allow payment whenever a milestone is hit. If no milestones can be determined, the Grant will be paid a portion upfront to cover initial costs and the remaining total once the grant is successfully completed.

All payments will be made in OSMO or USDC.

If you would like to get paid in OSMO and are asking for a fixed dollar amount of compensation, the number of OSMO you will receive will be determined by the price of OSMO at the time of payment.

Can I apply as a U.S. based person/company?

Yes!

Please note that all applicants who are located in the United States will receive payments in USDC instead of OSMO (due to legal concerns).

What type of project will qualify for a grant?

Anything that benefits Osmosis’ product and/or its community!

There are numerous functions that can be funded through grants, such as analytics, tooling, infrastructure, growth and many more. Furthermore, the OGP will also fund ecosystem projects that are complementary to the core product of Osmosis, such as DeFi apps leveraging Osmosis’ AMMs and Osmosis-themed gaming/NFT projects. Check out the Request for Proposals list for inspiration!

We are hoping to fund a wide range of grants, from simple projects to more elaborate and longer-term projects. The funding amount will vary to reflect the complexity.