Seeking Projects at the Intersection of Openness and Science

Mozilla has opened applications for our Open Science Mini-Grants

The principle of “open” doesn’t just apply to software — everything from data science to environmental research can be open source, too.

This is the thinking behind Mozilla’s Open Science Mini-Grants: awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 USD that support projects making science more accessible, transparent, and reproducible. When more people have access to manuscripts, data, code, and other research materials, innovation and progress become the status quo.

Today, we’re opening applications for our next round of Open Science Mini-Grants. Researchers, data scientists, and others from the open science community can submit applications up until April 24; all applicants must also submit initial funding concepts by March 27. Apply here. These grants are made possible with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Our latest round of grants seeks projects that address open practices in the field of biomedicine. Projects might relate to molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology, genetics, biological engineering, or immunology.

Ideally, projects will also be related to Mozilla’s latest impact goal, “better machine decision making.” Artificial intelligence plays an outsized role in the biomedicine community — from research to diagnoses — and Mozilla will give heightened consideration to projects that address this.

Learn about past Science Mini-Grant recipient OpenScienceKE: What Insects and Openness Have in Common

Eligible projects should fall into one or more of these three categories:

Prototyping — the development of tools or documentation collaboratively with others, including creating open source code, tools used in data-driven science, scientific software, and/or discovery tools (e.g., ways of searching code, hosting services, etc.).

Community Building — mentorship programs, workshops, meet-ups or other events that promote community engagement.

Curriculum — creation and piloting of text, visuals, and video for online or in-person training.

Grant-funded projects or activities should take place between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Mozilla anticipates making at least seven grants this round. Apply.

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Mozilla’s Science Mini-Grants are part of our larger effort to create a healthier internet. Through our Awards work, Mozilla invests in the innovators on the front lines of making the internet more open, inclusive, decentralized, and secure. Learn more at