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Re: applying for a Perl Foundation grant

by Anonymous Monk
on May 29, 2003 at 18:39 UTC ( #261638=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to applying for a Perl Foundation grant


A couple points to consider:

  • What do you need the money for?
  • Is your contribution really so valuable to the Perl community that they should pay you for it?
  • You say you have "a module on cpan." Have you looked at how many people also have modules on cpan? Many of these people have made multiple major contributions. What makes your contribution stand out?
  • As stated before, even key players like Dan and Damian may not get grants for their excellent work (thanks guys :). That's not even considering these people or the many other most excellent developers who provide you with a free language.

I guess this basically boils down to, why should you be given a grant over others?

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Re: Re: applying for a Perl Foundation grant
by Elian (Parson) on May 29, 2003 at 18:59 UTC
    While the questions "who the heck are you?" and "have you considered getting over yourself" are always good ones to ask, I wouldn't put too much soul-searching in before putting in a grant request. If you have good reason and can make a good case, put the request in and leave it to the folks awarding the grant to decide whether it's worth funding and, if it is, how it stacks up against the other requests that are worth funding.

    Many perfectly good requests will get rejected for lack of funds, and many perfectly ungood requests will get rejected for lack of goodness, but that's how this stuff goes. As long as you expect rejection and your ego can handle it, you're fine.

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