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The Oasis Bloom Grants Program

Receive funding and support to build on Oasis Network

The ROSE Bloom Grants Program will help you kickstart the development of your projects in a range of key focus areas and support NFTs, P2E Gaming, DeFi, Metaverse, Data DAO, data tokenization and privacy dApps. Each proposal is eligible to receive up to $50,000 USD in USDT tokens.

Key Focus Areas

DeFi

NFTs

Play To Earn Gaming

Metaverse

Data DAOs

Why Build on Oasis

  • SPEED & SCALABILITY

    The Oasis architecture separates execution from consensus layer, enabling complex transactions to be processed faster. Run DApps at breakneck speeds with throughput of up to 1k tps, around 6s block times with instant finality, and parallel execution across many ParaTimes.

  • TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

    Build DApps on an ecosystem of unique ParaTimes, or start your own ParaTime to meet your specific needs, such as confidential compute, permissioned or permissionless, and more.

  • PRIVACY-FIRST BLOCKCHAIN

    Oasis is the leading network with built-in privacy features designed to support confidential smart contracts.

  • LOW GAS FEES

    Take advantage of low gas fees — more than 99% cheaper than Ethereum — to build economically viable and affordable DApps.

  • EASE OF DEVELOPMENT

    Backwards-compatible smart contracts with EVM and Rust-based Paratimes. Use the entire Solidity toolchain to easily build DApps and write smart contracts.

What are we looking for?

The Oasis Bloom Grants Program is seeking projects that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Technological Implementation & Cross-chain compatibility

    • Needs to be developed on Emerald or Parcel Pratime

  • Potential Impact

    • How big an impact could the project have?

  • Innovation

    • How creative and unique is the project?

  • Market Need Alignment & Security

    • Does the project help solve real problems? Does the project have cross-chain compatibility? How secure is the protocol?

  • Design & User Experience

    • Does the design of the project make the user experience easy?

  • Originality
  • A team of entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to the project full time
  • Projects with a realistic 3-month horizon roadmap
  • Diverse projects are welcome to apply but DeFi, NFT Marketplace and Metaverse projects will be given priority

Application Requirements

  • A native protocol, project or DApp on the Oasis Network.
    • DApps built on Emerald, the EVM compatible ParaTime with Emerald Testnet or Mainnet. Oasis Emerald, the EVM Compatible ParaTime offers increased throughput of transactions and more than 99% lower fees than Ethereum.
    • Projects built on Parcel should be token-based and utilize data tokenization, data NFTs or a form of a data DAO. Oasis Parcel is a privacy-first data governance SDK to isolate and protect your most sensitive data without sacrificing the ability to use it
  • ​​A pitch deck including a description of what your project does and why you decided to build it
  • Brief summary of the project team
  • Indication of required grant amount
  • Projects that are planning to be multi-chain releases should ideally launch on Oasis as a priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the application process look like and how long is it?

Where can l see the T&Cs?

Read more here: https://docsend.com/view/xykrayt6vb5tn7eh

What criteria will my submission be evaluated on?

Your submission will be evaluated on the relevance to the success of the network, the technical design of the project, the overall quality of the team, and more. If you’ve got a great idea for improving the Oasis Network or are inspired to build a new NFT, P2E Gaming, DeFi protocol, DApp, or privacy-first product, we’d love to hear about it!

What will be the grant amount?

Each proposal will be eligible to receive between $5,000 and $50,000 in USDT tokens.

What if I have an idea for Oasis but none of the current focus areas cover it?

You can still apply and we will review your submission, we are open to new ideas.

How do I apply for a grant?

Applying for a grant is easy. Just fill out the application form the relevant information we are requesting, and we’ll notify you via email regarding the status of your application. The more specific and clear you are in your application, the better our team will be able to understand your project proposal.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Eligibility to get approved for a grant is subject to KYC and your country of residence's accredited investor verification guidelines, as outlined in the official program rules.

Developers who are U.S. citizens or residents and who are not accredited investors may not be eligible to receive ROSE Bloom Grants. The grants are not and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to any person who is a resident, organized, or located in any country or territory subject to OFAC comprehensive sanctions programs from time to time, including Cuba, Crimea region of Ukraine, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Syria, any person found on the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals, Blocked Persons List, any other consolidated prohibited persons list as determined by any applicable governmental authority, or any persons who are organized in, located in, or residents of New York State.

How much money can I receive for my project?

Each proposal will be eligible to receive anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 USD given out in USDT tokens. Please specify the grant amount you are requesting in your application. The grant amount requested should match the scope of work for each project.

What do you require for my project to get approved to receive a grant?

The Oasis Foundation team will assess your project proposal based on the following scoring categories:

  • Strength of the team

    Based on past projects, resume, GitHub, etc.
    1 (Very Weak) to 5 points (Very Strong)

  • Written quality of project proposal

    Based on details described, content, etc.
    1 (Very Low Quality) to 5 points (Very High Quality)

  • Tech & product quality of project

    Based on technical implementation details and product vision, design overview, etc.
    1 (Very Low Quality) to 5 points (Very High Quality)

  • Relevance to the success of the network

    Based on whether this is a product that could help us grow, an app that is in-demand among our community members, etc.
    1 (Not very relevant at all) to 5 points (Very Relevant)

We also require you to provide specific milestones for assessing the progress of your project. Milestones should be decided based on the type of project you are developing and the scope of work for the project. In general, the types of things you can list as project milestones include specific development steps (e.g. initial deployment, debugging, obtaining first user, etc.), specific components of the application (e.g. sign-in flow, front-end user interface, database config, etc.), as well as key success metrics (e.g. app installs, number of transactions, number of users, etc.).

Depending on the size of your grant, the Oasis Foundation may disburse your grant in separate parts. Smaller grants may be disbursed in a single transaction. Larger grants may be disbursed in separate transactions at separate times, based on evidence of your continued progress building your project and meeting the milestones we agreed upon.

Please note that we expect a commitment of at least around 3 months, including project development, launch, maintenance, etc. If you want to continue working on your project or developing extensions for it beyond this initial commitment, you can apply for additional grants in the future to fund your continued work.

What happens after I apply for a grant?

Grant applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis. In general, the application process will follow the timeline below:

    • Apply for a grant via our application form.

    • Allow 1 to 2 weeks for the Oasis team to do a preliminary review of your application.

  • The Oasis team holds regular committee meetings where pre-screened projects are discussed.If your grant application is accepted, the Oasis team will email you with next steps, including information about the KYC process. The Oasis team will work closely with you to finalize the terms of your grant, and you can begin working on your project!

How much is a project likely to receive?

Each proposal will be eligible to receive anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 USD given out in USDT tokens. Please specify the grant amount you are requesting in your application. The grant amount requested should match the scope of work for each project.

How do I make suggestions or give feedback regarding the Oasis Network?

We love receiving feedback and suggestions from our community members!

  • Join our Oasis Community Discord to view all of our support channels for developers.

  • For logistical questions and feedback related to the ROSE Bloom Grants Program, post in the #grants-program-public channel.

  • To learn more about the Oasis Network community of developers and supporters, join our Telegram.