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Upcoming MolochDAO Grants Round

Prepare Your Applications

Grants Update

Another MolochDAO grants round approaches. On April first, we sharpen our blades to take another swing at the demon god of coordination failure. If you think you have something to assist with this noble cause and are in need of funding, here are some details to help you get started with the grants process.

MolochDAO Grants are processed three times per year:

  • April-May
  • August-September
  • December-January

We’re mostly interested in projects related to:

  • Privacy
  • Identity
  • MolochDAO content
  • DAO tooling and infrastructure
  • Network Decentralization Studies
  • Incentivizing work on Ethereum

These are by no means the only applications that can and should apply, however, hopefully, this guides those curious as to what MolochDAO would like to see in its grantees. All in all, MolochDAO wants to find and fund initial concepts that may inspire bigger picture projects so be creative!

Why you want to get funding from a DAO named after a demon:

  • No KYC required
  • We’ll fund things no one else will simply because we find it punk AF
  • Quick funding once approved
  • Grants are awarded in ETH

Application Process

April 4–15: Exploration Phase — Applications are open!

  • Applications should be posted on the Discourse forum to facilitate public debate
  • Potential Grantees are encouraged to post their questions for ReallyBoringGuild (RBG) and MolochDAO members in the #grant-support Discord channel

April 18–22: Scrutiny Phase — Criticize!

  • Members are encouraged to provide feedback on their preferred proposals in the Discourse forum (public) and #proposal-discussion Discord channel. RBG will relay this information to the projects to help strengthen their proposal and schedule town hall meetings with the projects if desired.
  • RBG will create polls for the strongest proposals to secure sentiment from members.
  • Projects that have low sentiment and engagement from the DAO will be removed from consideration and notified as such.

April 25–29: Submission Phase — Proposals Go On-Chain!

  • Projects that have gathered positive sentiment from the DAO will be invited to submit their proposal on-chain through the DAOhaus portal.
  • Note: v2 Moloch DAOs allow anyone to submit a proposal, not restricted to members. 12 proposals can be submitted per day. Proposals should not be sponsored at this time.

May 2–13: Sponsorship and Voting Phase

  • DAO members that have expressed interest in championing specific projects will be reminded by RBG to sponsor the proposal at a sponsorship price of 1 WETH.
  • Sponsorship will occur at a MolochDAO member meeting to ensure they are open to voting at the same time.
  • The voting period is 7 days.

May 16–20: Results and Grace Period

  • All voting should be complete at this time, with some latency due to staggered sponsorship. We will know the results of the proposals.
  • RBG will notify MolochDAO members of their opportunity to Ragequit during the 7 day grace period.
  • RBG will notify successful applicants of their success and begin the onboarding process!

May 23–27: Proposals are Processed!

Any questions can be directed to the #grant-support channel in Discord.

Thank you for considering us and we’re looking forward to seeing all your applications!

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