Protocol Labs announces first recipients of grant program

Protocol Labs, a research, development, and deployment institution for improving Internet technology, has announced its first grant recipients. Last year, Protocol Labs launched a grant program, through which it would fund cutting-edge research endeavors relevant to its mission.

The first few Requests for Proposals (RFPs) focused on problems the team discovered and formulated while designing and building Filecoin and IPFS. In two months, the Protocol Labs team received 11 proposals in response to their five RFPs, as well as additional proposals addressing other exciting research problems.

The Protocol Labs team said, “Although there were many ambitious and promising directions proposed, we had to prioritize the works most strongly aligned with our project objectives and applied rigorous evaluation criteria. We chose to award five grants to proposals addressing our RFPs in mid-2018 with a total amount in excess of $300,000.”

Grant Recipients: 

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”The Protocol Labs Team” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Congratulations to the grantees! We are really excited to support and collaborate with our grantees. We hope that you are also excited by the results their work will generate, which will be fully open-source. We extend our most sincere gratitude to all applicants. All interested individuals can follow our active research efforts in IPFSFilecoin (update), and PL generally. We look forward to your future proposals and contributions.”[/perfectpullquote]

Current RFPs can be found at https://github.com/protocol/research-RFPs.