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The SDL Forum Society decided to offer grants for projects related to the promotion of SDL and MSC. The funds were granted prior to the execution of a project and released subject to milestone reports and other validation of the progress of the work.

The result of the first (so so far only) grant was at http://case.ispras.ru/research/eds1.htm but unfortunately this site is no longer active (26 Jan 2005).

The work was done by Alexei Ragozin, who sadly died before the work was completed. The grant was made postumously to Alexlei's parents for the work done.

The Board of Society considered whether there should be further grants. This was discussed at the AGM of the Society in Copenhagen June 2001. The resolution was that may be considered again sometime in the future, but the decisions were made instead to offer paper prizes (at SDL05 in 2003) and a design contest prize (at SAM2002). Further contests took place (sponsored by SOLINET).

It was proposed to spend some of the Society's reserves in accordance with its aims defined in 2 of the Constitution. In particular, it was suggested to look into cheaper alternatives regarding Web hosting. Also, there should be a bidding process for activities funded by the Society. Possible activities are:

  • SDL specific research
  • Support of SDL tools
  • Redesign of the Society Web pages
  • Promotion of SDL, e.g., by articles, best paper awards, Wiki

The text below is from the original WWW page about Grants.


The SDL Forum Society has decided to offer grants for projects related to the promotion of SDL and MSC. The funds will be granted prior to the execution of a project. The funds will be released subject to milestone reports and other validation of the progress of the work.

Who can apply?

Any person or group of persons may apply for the SDL Forum Society Grant.

When to apply?

NOW!  The deadline for applying is 20th of June 1998!

What kind of projects are eligible?

The project may last up to 1 year.
The project should preferably be in its starting phase
The project should promote the use of SDL and MSC, or contribute to the desired development of the languages.

What are the obligations of the project?

The project will report to the board of the SDL Forum Society regularly in order to receive the funds granted
The project reports and other publications should refer to the grant and the SDL Forum Society.

Application for the grant

Applications for the grant should be e-mailed to the SDL Forum Society before June 10th 1998 for the 1998 Grants. (Please use the form provided by SDL Forum Society and attached at the end of this html file.)
The application should contain a description of the project of not more than 10 pages.
The project description must contain a plan with milestones which will be used to validate the progress of the project.

Principles behind the grant

The grant is decided by the SDL Forum Society Board
The grant may be divided between several projects. The division is decided by the SDL Forum Society Board, but normally one project will be selected to receive more than half of the grant.
The grant for 1998 will be in the order of 5000 DM. The SDL Forum Society Board may choose to grant more or less than this amount subject of the quality of the applications.
The announcement of the grant receivers will take place at SAM'98 in the end of June.
The applications will be kept confidential by the SDL Forum Society Board, but the applications of the winners will be made public.
The SDL Forum Society cannot feel obliged to offer such a grant every year as this will be dependent upon the finances of the society.

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