FUTO Fellows Program

Applications for the Summer 2022 FUTO Fellows class are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied and please rest assured there will be more grant classes to come.

$20,000 for every member of your team, free housing all summer, incubator space, mentorship, networking events: for up to three lucky winners, it's going to be one incredible summer in Austin, Texas.

Applicants are asked to email a CV and 500-1000 word description of their project to grants@futo.org. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with FUTO staff at our Austin offices or, if the candidate is outside Central Texas, via video chat. Please apply by 2022 Jun 15.

Here are some questions we'll be asking to judge applicants:

  • What is your project? Provide a link to more detailed information if it exists.
  • Who are you and what makes you qualified to do this?
  • Which existing projects from other groups are similar to or related to your project?
  • How will your project reduce the harm that the Tech Oligopoly inflicts upon the people?
  • How and when do you expect to publish the work resulting from your project?
  • What do you plan to do with copyrights and patents resulting from your project.
  • How will you measure the success of your project? Please be as specific as possible.
  • How would you rate your chances of success?
  • What resources can the FUTO organization provide to assist?