Small money, big change

Mozilla Open Leaders
2 min readOct 26, 2018

It’s time for another round of Mozilla Science Mini Grants and we want YOU to apply!

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Awards at Mozilla are designed to support diverse approaches to addressing the most pressing threats to Internet health. Through the Science Mini Grants awards track, Mozilla seeks to identify, support, and develop a community of leaders in the network with the aim to transform research and the culture around science to make it more accessible, transparent, and reproducible.

Thanks to the generous support of the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, once again we are awarding small grants ($3,000 — $10,000 USD) for project ideas that foster innovation and ultimately lead to more robust prototypes and products by expanding and enhancing the community who are working open. For this round of mini grants, we are specifically looking for projects related to biomedical subject areas.


  • Initial Funding Concepts (IFCs) due November 15th 2018, 5pm Eastern
  • Invitations to submit full application sent out by November 18th, 2018.
  • Final full applications due November 30th, 5pm Eastern.
  • Award notification will be made by UPDATE: January 30th, 2019.
  • Public awards announcement will be made February 1st, 2019.
  • Grant-funded projects or activities should take place between February 1, 2019 and August 30, 2019.
  • Apply here:

For full details including eligibility requirements and application instructions, click here:

If you happen to be at MozFest this week, we will have a session on the mini grants on Saturday, October 27th at 2pm in Room 702. Join us and hear from past successful awardees. Here’s what some of them have had to say about their mini grant experience:

I appreciate the support and funding that Mozilla has provided through the mini-grant... It went a long way equipping our students, researchers, and lecturers with open science tools. ~Caleb Kibet

I thank Mozilla a lot because open data has the potential to make changes in my country. My project has reached an upper level and it’s all because of the grant. ~Fabienne Rafidiharinirina

Apply today and take your open science project to the next level!



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