Submission deadline for Foundation Mission Request: Season 5 govNERDs
Submit your application here by December 1st at 23:59 GMT.
RetroPGF 3 voting ends!
See the full list of participating projects and individuals here.
Submission deadline for Foundation Mission (RFP) – Proof of Attendance Testnet Faucet
Submit your application here by December 8th at 19:00 GMT.
Deadline for drafting Mission Requests
If you are a Top 100 Delegate you may create a Delegate Mission Request using this template. Mission Requests drafts must be posted to the forum by January 17th.
First Mission Request draft was posted in the Forum!
Gonna posted a first Mission Request draft (Real world data storage Mission Request). Other Top 100 Delegates can also create a Delegate Mission Request using this template, drafts should be posted to the Forum with the tag #mission-request by January 17th. If you are not a Top 100 Delegate but have an idea for a Mission Request, post it here so that Top 100 Delegates can review it. If you haven’t yet read it, you may also want to look into the Missions v2: Season 5 post to get an overview of the new Missions process.
Voting on Season 5 Intents Budget ended!
The Season 5 Intents Budget was approved by delegates, see the proposal here. As mentioned two weeks ago, the Grants Council will be processing grants under all Intents in Season 5, in contrast to Season 4 when it only processed grants under Intent #2. The total budget across all Intents and the unallocated part is 9M OP, down 1M OP compared to Season 4.
Grants Council election ended!
Delegates had until Nov 15 to cast their votes in three categories (Builders, Growth Experiments, Milestones and Metrics) to select the most suitable candidates for the Season 5 Grants Council. Notably, all existing members of the previous Grants Council who stood for re-election were confirmed in their roles, suggesting a strong appreciation among delegates for the work of the Grants Council members in Season 4.
Voting for RetroPGF 3 has started!
As described in RetroPGF 3: Application Review Process Results, there were 1594 applicants for RetroPGF 3. After the review of reported applications, the final number of applicants for this RetroPGF round stands at 643. The 146 badgeholders now have until Dec 7 to cast their votes, with the first two weeks likely to be used primarily for creating Lists.
Application Review Appeals have concluded!
A total of 76 appeals were reviewed by badgeholders on Nov 4 and Nov 5. Out of these, 17 appeals were accepted as valid. See the full list of appeals outcomes here.
Application Review Appeals Deadline has passed!
RetroPGF 3 applicants who believed their application was wrongfully excluded (see the list here) were able to file an appeal until Nov 3, 2023 20:00 GMT. The appeals are now reviewed by a dedicated group of badgeholders on Nov 4 and Nov 5.
Season 5 Intent Budgets can now be voted on!
In Season 4, the Grants Council only processed grants under Intent #2, whereas in Season 5 it will process grants under all Intents. As a result of this change, the Grants Council Lead is now also responsible for proposing budgets for all Intents. See the Season 5 Intent Budgets proposal here.
Grants Council Elections are currently taking place!
Until Nov 15, the Token House can vote on Grants Council Reviewer Elections: Builders for which there are 10 nominees (5 open roles), Grants Council Reviewer Elections: Growth Experiments for which there are 11 nominees (5 open roles) and Grants Council Reviewer Elections: Milestones and Metrics for which there are 9 nominees (3 open roles).
Deadline for self-nomination for Council Elections ended!
The deadline for nominating yourself for the Council Elections ended on Nov 1.
Grants Council has been renewed for Season 5!
The Grants Council Operating Budget proposed by Lund Ventures (Dane Lund) was approved by the Token House, which means that the Council is renewed for another season and the author of the proposal is elected as Council Lead.
Submissions for RFP: Optimism Ecosystem Investment Network are now closed!
Five proposals were submitted for Foundation Mission Request (RFP) – Optimism Ecosystem Investment Network before the deadline of Oct 20 19:00 GMT. The selection of which proposal is accepted will take place by Nov 10.
Deadline extension for RFP: Optimism Ecosystem Investment Network
The submission deadline for Foundation Mission Request (RFP) – Optimism Ecosystem Investment Network was extended by 17 days to allow for more applicants and interested parties. The new deadline is Oct 20 19:00 GMT.
Guide to Season 5
Season 5 will bring significant changes to the governance grants programs. Notably, the Mission grant process has been updated, and the Grants Council will no longer operate its own Request for Grant program. The scope of the Council will also change insofar as it will be responsible for processing Delegate Mission Applications under all Intents. Read the Guide to Season 5 here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/guide-to-season-5/6894
Season 4 Grants: RFG Roundup
Across 8 published RFGs, the Council received 72 proposals. Of these projects, a total of 17 became finalists. Read the full roundup here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/season-4-grants-rfg-roundup/6859
Cycle 15: Final Grants Roundup
The Grants Council has fully reviewed Experiments and Builders Grants proposals for Cycle 15. This cycle was the most selective of Season 4. Relative to the initial set of proposals, ~22.1% of projects became finalists. Read the full roundup here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/cycle-15-final-grants-roundup/6858
Project sign-up for RetroPGF 3 is now open!
Unlike RetroPGF 2, there will be no nominations process for projects this round. Instead, projects sign-up directly. This improves the project experience, reducing the necessary steps from nominating & signing up to completing a single step. Sign up for Round 3 closes on Oct 23.
Submissions for RFP: GovNERD(s) are now closed!
Submissions for Foundation Mission Request - GovNERD(s) are now closed. The selection of which proposals get accepted will take place by September 23.
Submissions for RFGs are now closed!
The Grants Council received a total of 72 applications across eight Requests for Grants (RFGs) before the deadline on Sep 14.
Cycle 15: Grants Preliminary Roundup
The Grants Council has completed its Preliminary Review for Cycle 15. The Council received 104 Experiments and Builders proposals in Cycle 15, out of which 34 advanced to the Final Review. Read the full roundup here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/cycle-15-grants-preliminary-roundup/6772
Request for Grant (RFG) 8 is now live!
The Grants Council is looking for people who will lead research on cross-chain interoperability and work alongside Optimism in bringing the Superchain to reality. You can find more about the RFG here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-012176298170861077
Submissions for RFP: RetroPGF List Creation UI are now closed!
Submissions for Foundation Mission (RFP): RetroPGF List Creation UI are now closed. The selection of which proposals get accepted will take place by September 11.
Submissions for Cycle 15 are now closed!
The Submission Period for Cycle 15, the last Cycle of Season 4, has come to an end on Aug 31 19:00 GMT. This deadline only applied to Builders and Growth Experiments Grants funded through the Grants Council; applications are still open for RFGs.
Request for Grant (RFG) 7 is now live!
The Grants Council is looking for projects that will make token-bound accounts under ERC-6551 easier for builders to experiment with and users to access. You can find more about the RFG here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-19222850954688742
Request for Grant (RFG) 6 is now live!
The Grants Council is looking for Optimistic academics. If you are working on a paper, running a club, or putting together a forum on topics relevant to Optimism, submit a proposal. Learn more about RFG 6 here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-6976336922155557
Request for Grant (RFG) 5 is now live!
The Grants Council believes that Optimism benefits from a strong RPC network. RFG 5 is designed to subsidize RPC node providers who provide services to Optimism grant recipients. The specifications of RFG 5 are here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-9116034554979993
Cycle 14: Final Grants Roundup
The Grants Council has fully reviewed Experiments and Builders Grants proposals for Cycle 14. Cycle 14 showed a sustained high level of interest in the Optimism grants program with 97 total grants applicants. Read the full roundup here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/cycle-14-final-grants-roundup/6676
Cycle 15 is now open for proposals!
The Grants Council announced that proposals are open for Cycle 15. Proposals will be open until August 31 at 19:00 GMT. The Council will continue to give an early bird credit of one point to proposers who apply in the first week (by Aug 21 at 19:00 GMT) and to deduct one point for proposals made in the last 48 hours of the Submission Period. Proposers can apply here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/proposals
Submissions for RFP: RetroPGF 3 Discovery & Voting are now closed!
Submissions for Foundation Mission (RFP): RetroPGF Discovery & Voting application are now closed. The selection of which proposals get accepted will take place by August 11th.
Cycle 14: Grants Preliminary Roundup
The Grants Council has completed its Preliminary Review for Cycle 14. Cycle 14 had sustained momentum from the uptick in proposals we saw in Cycle 13. The community submitted 97 proposals, bringing the total number of proposals this Season to 203. Read the full roundup here: https://gov.optimism.io/t/cycle-14-grants-preliminary-roundup/6568/1
Request for Grant (RFG) 4 is now live!
The Grants Council is looking for projects building AI-enabled code audit solutions. Learn more about RFG 4 here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-5621686028664699
Request for Grant (RFG) 3 is now live!
The Grants Council is focused on improving the market for code audits in the Optimism ecosystem. Read more about RFG 3 here: https://app.charmverse.io/op-grants/page-24920356986197745