Here’s how the NEAR Grants Program process works, from application to finish line.
Step 1: Choose a Category
If your project fits into one of these 4 grant streams and aligns with the NEAR mission, you’re a candidate for the NEAR Grants Program. To see examples of successful applications, check out the Pilot Program grant recipients.
Step 2: Submit your Grant Application
Make sure you thoroughly complete the application form and clearly state how your project will contribute to the NEAR ecosystem. If you’re applying for a Request-for-Grant, please clearly indicate that on your application form.
Step 3: Evaluation & Approval
The NEAR Grants Committee will review your application within two weeks. If your proposal meets the program criteria, you will be invited to an interview with two committee members.
Step 4: Acceptance or Denial Notification
All applicants will be notified whether their application has been accepted or denied. If your application is accepted, at this point, you will go through the agreement formation process.
Step 5: Onboarding
Once all your paperwork is complete, your team will onboard to the NEAR Grants Program. We’ll set you up with clear timelines, accountability metrics, and reporting expectations and will be here to support you every step of the way.
Step 6: Launch Your Project
When your timeline is complete and your project ready to ship, we’ll support your launch and help share your work with the NEAR ecosystem.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens once my application is submitted?
Once your team has applied, you will receive a confirmation email and can view your application’s status within Submittable.
How long is the process once we’ve applied?
Typically the entire application process will take about six weeks.
What does the application process look like?
The Grants Committee goes through four internal rounds of approvals. Applicants move through the following evaluation stages:
- Initial Screen
- Technical Review
- Committee Review & Decision
I have more questions. How can I get in touch?
You can reach out at email@example.com and we’ll help you out!