Grants & Funding
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) 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:
SDF hopes to see results incorporated into open-source financial technology, and thus wants to avoid supporting research that leads to patented technologies.
Proposals should be no longer than 3 pages in at least 11-point type, and should use the following outline:
If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].
Awards will be provided as unrestricted gifts intended for 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:
hinTS: Threshold Signatures with Silent Setup
Sanjam Garg, Abhishek Jain, Pratyay Mukherjee, ROhit Sinha, Mingyuan Wang, and Yinuo Zhang
Threshold Signatures in the Multiverse
Leemon Baird, Sanjam Garg, Abhishek Jain, Pratyay Mukherjee, Rohit Sinha, Mingyuan Wang, and Yinuo Zhang
Bolt-Dumbo Transformer: Asynchronous Consensus As Fast As the Pipelined BFT
Yuan Lu, Zhenliang Lu, and Qiang Tang
Quorum Systems in Permissionless Networks
Christian Cachin, Giuliano Losa, and Luca Zanolini
Semitopology: A New Topological Model of Heterogeneous Consensus
Murdoch James Gabbay and Giuliano Losa
Dumbo-NG: Fast Asynchronous BFT Consensus with Throughput-Oblivious Latency
Yingzi Gao, Yuan Lu, Zhenliang Lu, Qiang Tang, Jing Xu, and Zhenfeng Zhang
On the Formal Verification of the Stellar Consensus Protocol
Giuliano Losa and Mike Dodds
Centrality of Nodes in Federated Byzantine Agreement Systems
André Gaul, Jörg Liesen
Fast and Secure Global Payments with Stellar
Marta Lokhava, Giuliano Losa, David Mazières, Graydon Hoare, Nicolas Barry, Eli Gafni, Jonathan Jove, Rafał Malinowsky, and Jed McCaleb
Stellar Consensus by Instantiation
Giuliano Losa, Eli Gafni, and David Mazières
Mathematical Analysis and Algorithms for Federated Byzantine Agreement Systems
André Gaul, Ismail Khoffi, Jörg Liesen, and Torsten Stüber