The Stellar Development Foundation is soliciting proposals for basic technical, economic, and legal research advancing the foundation’s goals of financial inclusion, fast and inexpensive cross-border payments, efficient decentralized markets, and other beneficial applications of distributed ledger technology.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
The foundation hopes to see results incorporated into open-source financial technology, and thus wants to avoid supporting research that leads to patented technologies.
Awards will be provided as unrestricted gifts intended to an individual with PI status at an academic institution. The funds are intended to support the cost of one graduate student or one post-doc for 12 months, plus reasonable expenses such as conference travel.
Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly cadence. This year's deadlines are: