Cesium Ecosystem Grants Overview
Cesium Ecosystem Grants promote innovation, interoperability, education, and collaboration in the 3D geospatial ecosystem through non-dilutive financial support. Grants are open to early stage startups, educators, innovators, and students that are ready to grow the ecosystem through Cesium’s core values of Collaboration, Innovation, Customer Focus, and Continuous Learning.
What are Cesium Ecosystem Grants?
Cesium Ecosystem Grants are a commitment from Cesium to support and diversify its ecosystem.
Financial grants will be given to individuals and organizations that submit noteworthy ideas aligned with Cesium’s core values of Collaboration, Innovation, Customer Focus, and Continuous Learning. Applicants should describe how they are addressing a relevant need or opportunity in 3D geospatial and the resulting impact of their contribution. Awards are unrestricted grants of $5,000 – $50,000. Individuals will not be eligible for more than $15,000.
What are MicroGrants?
Cesium MicroGrants are a commitment from Cesium to support and diversify its Cesium Certified Developer program through targeted support of students and educators.
Awards are grants of $800 USD to students and educators who complete the Cesium Certified Developer program within two months. More information on Certified Developers and Microgrants here.
Who should apply?
Grants are for anyone regardless of demographic, institution, or industry with a goal to advance 3D geospatial in a collaborative and open ecosystem.
Key submission topics for Ecosystem Grants include, but are not limited to:
- Open source contributions – to Cesium, projects built on or connected to Cesium, or projects in the 3D geospatial ecosystem;
- Ecosystem expanding contributions – open standards, multi-project integrations, documentation, tutorials, open data, etc.;
- Geospatial in the Classroom – academic curriculum development for educators;
- Cesium for social good – climate change, impact reporting, etc.;
- You must be able to describe the impact these grants will have.
- What stage does my project/program need to be in?
- Anywhere from ideation to in process.
What criteria do you use to select grant recipients?
- Impact: The project has a clear impact beyond the grantee with specific deliverables and next steps.
- Innovation: The project explores and builds the 3D geospatial ecosystem in creative and original ways.
- Viability: Project is realistic and achievable. Your needs and plan are clear with the correct team and infrastructure to achieve stated project deliverables.
- Ecosystem Inclusion: Grant will promote increased diversity of the 3D geospatial ecosystem.
- Ecosystem Built on Openness: Applications made in the spirit of commitment to openness will be favored.
How to Apply
For more information and application details, VISIT HERE