Frictionless Data Tool Fund Application
This form captures expressions of interest for the The 2020 Frictionless Data Tool Fund.

The fund, overseen by the Open Knowledge Foundation and financially supported by the Sloan Foundation, provides a one-off grant of $5,000 to support individuals or organisations in building an open source tool for reproducible research built using Frictionless Data specifications, software and code base ( We will prioritize tools focusing on the following fields/domains of science: biology, genetics, neuroscience, ecology, geology, and bioinformatics.

The fund will be accepting submissions of interest until 17th May 2020. All applicants will be notified by email by early June, whether successful or not. Successful candidates will then be invited for interviews. The Tool Fund projects will start mid-June and last until 31st December 2020.

For questions on the fund, speak directly to us on our Gitter chat ( or by emailing

Full details can be found at
Email address *
Name of organisation or individual
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What are you proposing to build?
Please include information such as: title; problem it will address; major components; who the desired user will be; timeline/scope; whether any work has been done in this area before; how you will plan to make the project sustainable following this support?
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What scientific field or domain will your project focus on? Select multiple if applicable.
Your Github/Gitlab profile
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Why should we choose to work with you?
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What do you think are the advantages of the Frictionless Data approach towards removing the friction in working with data?
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When are you able to start and complete the work?
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Is there anything else you would like to let us know?
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