*How-To* OceanDAO Proposal Template


Instructions, examples and collection of OceanDAO proposals


  1. Fill out the template as applicable below.
  2. Publish the proposal on the OceanDAO Discourse as a New Topic.

For more information visit the OceanDAO Wiki.

Grant Proposal Template

Key Project Data

  • Name of project:
  • Team Website (if applicable):
  • Proposal Wallet Address (*mandatory):
  • The proposal in one sentence:
  • Which category best describes your project? Pick one or more.
    • [ ] Build / improve applications or integrations to Ocean
    • [ ] Outreach / community (grants don’t need to be technical in nature)
    • [ ] Unleash data
    • [ ] Build / improve core Ocean software

Project Overview

  • Description of the project:

  • What problem is your project solving?

  • What is the final product (e.g. App, URL, Medium, etc)?

  • How does this project drive value to the Ocean ecosystem?

Project Deliverables - Category

IF: Build / improve applications or integration to Ocean, then:

  • App will be live, at: ____ (url or app store)
  • Software will be open-source with a permissive license at: github.com/___

IF: Outreach / community, then (one or more of):

  • __ (e.g. 3) blog posts will be published at: _____ (e.g. medium.com/____)
  • A video production will be published at: _____ (e.g. youtube.com/___)
  • __ (e.g. 3) podcasts will be published at: _____ (url)
  • (or other! Surprise us, delight us:)

IF: Unleash data , then:

  • Data will be made available on Ocean Market (or _____ market)

IF: Build / improve Ocean core software, then:

  • A PR will be made to these Ocean components: _______, following best practices for quality etc
  • I commit to working with Ocean core developers to merging the PR

Project Deliverables - Roadmap

  • Any prior work completed thus far?
  • What is the project roadmap? That is: what are key milestones, and the target date for each milestone.
  • Please include the milestone: publish an article/tutorial explaining your project as part of the grant (eg medium, etc).
  • Please include the team’s future plans and intentions.
    • Any maintenance?
    • Foreseen or possible additions?

Project Details

If the project includes software:

  • Are there any mockups or designs to date?
  • An overview of the technology stack?

If the project includes community engagement:

  • Running the campaign on social media for how many weeks?
  • Other?

Team members

For each team member, give their name, role and background such as the following.

John Doe

Additional Information

Any additional information, custom fields, or images you would like to add? For example: Any grants or fundraising to date?

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