We are pleased to announce that Julia Computing will be offering small grants to fund efforts to increase diversity and inclusion within the Julia community, using funds graciously provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Examples of qualifying projects or activities may include efforts to create teaching materials on or using Julia targeted at late entrants to computing, efforts to improve or translate documentation, and hosting Julia events that will target or benefit underrepresented populations in computing. Each proposal may request up to $4,000 USD, which may be put towards labor hours and resources required to carry out the proposed activity. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 25, and award announcements will be made within one week.
How this will work
Requirements of participation
How to apply
Please submit applications via Google form to https://goo.gl/forms/KyXoRIDmF4zStKYC3. There you will be prompted to upload a PDF addressing the following questions:
(1) What is the proposed activity?
(2) How will the proposed activity help make the Julia community more inclusive and ultimately more diverse?
(3) Will you be able to measure the impact of your project? If so, how? If not, why?
(4) What funds/resources does your project require and why? If you were granted 50% of the funds you’ve requested, would you be able to use those funds to do impactful work?
(5) Do you agree to provide a status update halfway through the grant period and a blog post at the end of the grant period?
In addressing the above questions, additional information to consider providing includes whether or not you have experience taking on activities like those you are proposing, additional benefits that your project will bring to the Julia community, and whether your project will focus on attracting or retaining people of diverse backgrounds to the Julia community (or both).
Criteria for evaluation
Proposals will be evaluated based on answers to the questions above. We recognize that efforts to incite systemic change can have long time horizons. Please consider applying if you have an idea for a project/activity that you believe will take an important step towards increasing the Julia community’s inclusiveness, even if you are not sure you will be able to measure the impact of your project on the diversity of our community on the timescale of only a few months.
If you have questions please contact Jane Herriman at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!