# Project Submission Process

If you want your project to be included in the next Octant funding cycle (i.e., "Allocation Window"), below are the steps to guide you through your submission. Please complete these steps in order.

Before proceeding, ensure that your project meets Octant's funding eligibility criteria.

# Step 1: Join the Octant Discord Server

Become a part of the Octant community by joining our Discord server. Start by confirming you're human with our captcha in the _captcha_verification! channel (opens new window). After this step, you'll unlock access to all community channels.

Within our Discord (opens new window), you'll discover a dynamic environment to exchange ideas, resolve uncertainties, and kick off initial conversations about your project. This is where the seeds of collaboration are sown.

To ensure a successful application, it's vital for your project to maintain active engagement with the Octant community. Participation in the Octant Discord is essential for completing the application steps.

# Step 2: Initial Discussion and Temp-Check

Use our Discord temp-check forum (opens new window) for initial feedback using either the post guidelines or Submission Form format (Step 3).

Engage with the community to gauge how well your project aligns with Octant’s Project Eligibility criteria.

Ensure your project resonates with community interests and is likely to secure funding. Feel free to ask any questions or seek guidance from fellow community members. We’re here to help you succeed.

The time required for your temp-check can vary - expect to need between 3-5 days to allow the community ample opportunity to engage with and comment on your project.

# Step 3: Complete Submission Form

Ready to formalize your proposal? Below you’ll find our standardized submission form. Please provide the essential details, including:

  • Project Name
  • Project Description and why it’s classified as a Public Good
  • Main Project Funding Sources
  • Seeking project-specific funding or funding for general operations
  • Project Roadmap and Milestones (only for project-specific funding)
  • Funding Request and Budget (only for project-specific funding)
  • Team Information, including backgrounds and roles
  • Social Credibility (development progress, awards, notable GitHub commits, referrals)
  • Discord contact

We suggest including a comment in your formal submission detailing how your project meets eligibility criteria:

  • Do you have a commitment to open-source (i.e. any open-source license accepted by the Open-Source Initiative) technology and sharing results publicly?
  • Have you provided transparency about how exactly funding will be used?
  • Are you advancing values of freedom and privacy (no surveillance and handling of personal data)?
  • Are you supporting decentralization in various fields (for example building Web3 projects)?
  • Have you provided social media channels to the extent that we can confirm social proof of your project?

Once you've drafted your form, submit it for initial review as a direct message to the Octant_Submissions (opens new window) Discord account. The Octant team will assess your proposal’s alignment with our mission.

If you haven't successfully completed this step by the time temp-checks close, you will not be able to proceed with potential funding in the current epoch.

# Step 4: Q&A On Your Project

After your project clears our initial review, you’ll be directed to submit it on discuss.octant.app (opens new window) and share the link to the community on Discord. You'll also be directed to complete the project information submission.

It’s important you stay engaged with the Octant community discussion following this submission. It’s your space to address feedback, answer questions, and further refine your proposal. Building community support is a crucial step in the process.

We recommend coming up with your own strategy on engagement and we at Octant are happy to join you on events you might organize, such as X (Twitter) Spaces or calls. We will be organizing Octant community calls that you'll be welcome to join to share details about your project.

# Step 5: Community Voting

A Snapshot vote will be held to finalize the shortlist for inclusion in the upcoming Allocation Window. All GLM holders who donated to projects shortlisted in the previous Allocation Window will be eligible to vote.

# Project Information Submission

All new projects that have completed the temp-check and successfully submitted their formalized proposals must provide their project information for display in the Octant App (opens new window).

This information will need to be submitted to Octant_Submissions (opens new window) by the date indicated below. Majority of this information can be extracted from the submission you've already created.

  1. Text description of the project, around 3-4 paragraphs in length,
  2. Hero message - a (short) one-line description of the project,
  3. A project mark / logo, SVG format required,
  4. At least one URL (project website or social media),
  5. A designated admin wallet address and a message signature from that address including the word "Octant". You can use any message signing option that you prefer. Options include:

You can find examples of what the end result will look like in the Octant App projects section (opens new window). The ETH address will be public in the URL for the project.

Projects from the previous Epochs can also update their Octant App information by the same Project Information Submission Deadline.

# Key-Dates and Deadlines

  • Temp-Checks: November 13, 2023 - December 20th, 2023
  • Project Information Submission Deadline: December 22nd, 2023
  • Snapshot Vote: January 1st - 5th, 2024
  • Allocation Window: January 17th - 31st, 2024

# Previous Epoch Project Continuations

Projects that successfully received funding in the previous allocation window will continue onto the next epoch Allocation Window by updating their discuss post (opens new window) with what they’re spending the received funding on and what they’re planning to spend future funding on. This will need to be compeleted by the Project Information Submission Deadline indicated above.

Projects that didn't reach the threshold in the previous Allocation Window must undergo another temp-check. They should link to their discussion post and previous temp-check, soliciting community feedback on potential improvements to garner more interest.

If they complete this before temp-checks close for the current epoch, they will be included in the Snapshot vote, along with any other successful new submissions. Should they fail to secure funding in the upcoming Snapshot or Allocation Window, they will face a cool-down period of one epoch before they are eligible to participate again.

Projects opting out of the next Epoch do not have to take any action.