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Re: applying for a Perl Foundation grant

by Elian (Parson)
on May 28, 2003 at 14:29 UTC ( #261311=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to applying for a Perl Foundation grant

Damian, Larry, and I were last year, not this year. (And only half of last year for Damian and I) This year grants are generally smaller, and I think TPF is about ready to announce them. (I'll go nudge, just to make sure)

I'm pretty sure there's no age limit as such for the grants, but awarding of grants is based to some extent on the reputation and need of the grantee--while I don't think being underage would forbid granting, it would make it tough to build enough of a reputation (or demonstrate enough need) to warrant awarding the grant. There are a lot of worthy grant requests, and a very limited pool of cash, so things get looked at pretty closely.

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Re: Re: applying for a Perl Foundation grant
by Anonymous Monk on May 28, 2003 at 14:44 UTC
    is it too late to put in a proposal for this year then? as far as reputation, i'm a friar here (when i'm not anonymous), i have a module on cpan, and i've been leading an open-source perl project for about a year. would any of this be useful in proving my worthiness?
      It's certainly not too late. Your perlmonks reputation doesn't mean anything as such--the standard refrain of "XP doesn't matter" is true. :) The project and module will certainly help demonstrate your skills, for better or worse, though there's still the issue of need, both of which, along with the proposed project itself, get weighed against the other applicants.
        thanks a lot, elian!

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