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Ecosystem Support Program

The Ecosystem Support Program (ESP) is the arm of the Ethereum Foundation focused on providing support, both financial and non-financial, to teams throughout the Ethereum ecosystem. See esp.ethereum.foundation for more!

September 7, 2022

ESP

Allocation Update: Q1 and Q2 2022
Allocation Update: Q1 and Q2 2022

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

It's time to share the list of outstanding grantees who received funding in Q1 and Q2 of this year! You can learn more about their projects below:

July 29, 2022

ESP

Academic Grants Round grantee announcement

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

We are thrilled to announce the 39 grantees selected for the recent Academic Grants Round. This grants round invited researchers, think-tanks, Ph.D. students, and all those interested in advancing knowledge around the Ethereum ecosystem to submit academic proposals. Thank you to all those who submitted proposals, and congratulations to all the grantees. We are pleased with the number of quality applications that we received, which surpassed our initial expectations. Given the extraordinary potential of many project proposals, we have more than doubled the initial budget from $750,000 to $2 million. The granted projects vary broadly in scope and geographic representation with research teams from Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom the United

June 1, 2022

ESP

Grantee Roundup: May 2022

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we check in on projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees!

March 1, 2022

ESP

Announcing Grants Round for Academic Research

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

We are excited to announce a new wave of grants to fund formal research that aims to create more knowledge about Ethereum, blockchain technology, and related domains. We encourage academics, research centers, PhD Students and all those interested in researching Ethereum to submit their project proposals. This grants round has up to $750,000 in total available funding.

February 24, 2022

ESP

Grantee Roundup: January 2022 - Japan Local Grants Edition!

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

In today’s roundup, we’re excited to feature four recipients from a recent Local Grants wave in Japan! We see Ethereum as an ever-growing, creative and inclusive playground, and it is our responsibility to let everyone keep playing. It’s not easy to commit to public goods or novel use cases without a quick financial return, and it’s important to support the dedicated teams working to solve interesting problems, improve public infrastructure and build creative blockchain use cases. In this Local Grants round, the Ethereum Foundation is happy to shine a spotlight on a local community proactively working to demonstrate the potential of decentralized technology.

February 15, 2022

ESP

Allocation Update: Q3 and Q4, 2021

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

This one's a double header! Below you'll find the lists of grantees from both Q3 and Q4 of 2021. A note on categories: where we once listed Ethereum 1.0/1.x or Ethereum 2.0, you'll now see "Execution Layer" and "Consensus Layer" respectively. This is part of a broader effort to shift terminology to be more clear, accurate, and inclusive. Check out this recent post for more on the reasoning for the shift. And now, to the grantees...

January 31, 2022

ESP

Grantee Roundup: December 2021

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees!

November 4, 2021

ESP

Allocation Update: Q2 2021

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

It's that time again - our Q2 grantee lineup is coming right up. But before we get to that: ESP is hiring a Team Lead! We're looking for someone organized, innovative, and passionate about Ethereum. If you think you might be the right person to lead a small but hardworking grants team, see the job posting and apply here. And now, to the grantees: | Category | Project

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