We believe the Foundation’s role is to strategically deploy resources to high-quality & tech-driven projects that will help ensure the long-term success of Trade Pharma Network. As such, the Foundation is a proactive grantmaker. The Foundation will be running its firsts grant programs this year (mid-2019) with the aim to create a couple cutting-edge technology based solutions which we think would be a good start.
All grant proposals are evaluated by the Community Governance Panel Members before recommendations are sent to the Foundation Council for final votes. The Community Governance Panel Members is composed of scientists, researchers and experts from premier institutions, Trade Pharma developers, serial entrepreneurs, and other qualified community members. A majority of the Community Governance Panel Members must recommend a proposal in order for it to be sent to the Foundation Council for a final vote. Moving forward, proposals will be evaluated on a quarterly basis.
We are particularly excited about the following topics:
Bayesian Deep Learning ;
Decentralized marketplaces ;
Recommender Systems in Python.
The grants programs will be primarily organized through GitHub and documented on the Foundation's blog as well as the general mailing list. We are currently designing a nimbler funding process, with details to be announced in the coming months. If you want to be notified when it debuts, please subscribe to our newsletter!
Other Funding Vehicles
Grants are the primary means by which the Foundation supports other stakeholders and community members but in the months to come, the Foundation will explore additional vehicles to deploy its resources. This may include sponsoring ecosystem funds and other similar vehicles to complement our grantmaking program.
We are eager to support impactful research efforts, from master’s and doctoral theses to full-fledged academic centers, and educational initiatives, such as training and documentation, to push the boundaries in relevant fields and empower the Trade Pharma community.
If you have any questions, please apply or email email@example.com.