Support NumFOCUS

Apply for a Grant

We award small grants for project sprints, support of project infrastructure, project development time and diversity initiatives. Requests should directly impact a sponsored or affiliated project or the NumFOCUS community as a whole.

NumFOCUS does not fund individual scholarships
for travel or registration to attend conferences or workshops, unless it is for project contributors to make a significant contribution to a sponsored or affiliated project. We do fund event scholarships through sponsorships (see below) administered by the event organizing committee. Individuals should contact these committees for scholarship opportunities.

To apply for a grant, please fill out this form.

All grant recipients are required to submit a report evaluating the project and an accounting of how funds were used. If you have any questions, please email


Scholarship Funds for Scientific Computing Events

NumFOCUS has limited funds available to support scholarships for events that directly relate to our mission. These scholarship funds will only be granted to the event organizers for distribution, not to individuals wishing to attend events. These funds should be allocated for scholarships and the event must meet the following criteria:

  • NumFOCUS logo placement on website and on any promotional material (if applicable)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Clear and transparent selection process for scholarships published on the website
  • Luncheon or networking event for scholarship grantees
  • Commitment to a diverse organizing committee and speaker pool

​Feel free to contact us with your requests. 


Prior Recipients of NumFOCUS Grant Support

NumFOCUS has previously provided support through grants and in-kind donations to the following:
-Buildbot sponsored for SciPy
-Purchased hosted Mac Mini for AstroPy and SciPy
-Funded PyPy-in-a-box
-Sponsored a Scikit-learn Sprint ($600)
-Provided $800 of funding for John Hunter Plotting Contest winners
-Funded $450 in scientific python stack promotional materials for NeuroDebian booth
-SciPy 2013 Sponsorship
-SciPy 2014 and 2015 Diversity Scholarships
-Promotional materials for Scikit-image and Matplotlib
-AstroPy Workshop scholarship funds