🏆 Explorer Awards
Powered by Filecoin Foundation and Unfinished
We are joining forces to build on our mutual passion for decentralized technology’s promise in building a better internet. We want to help you learn, explore, and educate others. These grants are intended to provide you with the support to catalyze your own learning in web3.
The first application period is now closed. All applications received after July 15th will be considered for the next round of review, which closes on August 15th.
Who is Filecoin Foundation?
Filecoin Foundation is an independent organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, funds critical development projects, supports the growth of the Filecoin ecosystem, and advocates for Filecoin and the decentralized web.
Who is Unfinished?
Unfinished designs and develops systems for a healthier digital society. With a network of partners in technology, academia, social impact and the arts, Unfinished is imagining the future of technology, culture, and governance to create a thriving multiracial democracy and just economy.
From a web3 dinner event to a metaverse exhibition to an NFT workshop, we are open to what learning is the most salient to you and your community, and how you may advance your work in web3.
We will review applications for this twice this summer. The first round of applications is due July 15th and the second round is due August 15th at the end of the day wherever you are. Stay tuned for the possibility of additional rounds.
None. We simply ask you to write up a short (one paragraph) report of how you spent the money and what you learned within 30 days of your project or event ending.
These awards are open to applicants from around the globe. There are no global boundaries on applications; we welcome yours, wherever you’re based.
The range for the awards is $1000 - $10,000 USD. The awards will not exceed $10,000 even if your project costs more.
Tell us in the application, but it could be anything from food & drink for a salon dinner focused on web3 exploration to an hourly rate covering your research for a whitepaper. We expect the funds to cover as much of the costs as possible of your planned initiative, including paying for staff time.
This is a rapid-fire program designed to quickly spur new innovations and ideas in the decentralized technology space. To help with that goal, we hope that you will spend the money within two months of receipt.
Yes, either an individual or an organization can apply.