TeX Development Fund - Application
This page contains information and the form for applications for TeX Development Fund grants. Any individual,
group, or organization doing technical projects related to the TeX
typesetting system is eligible to apply for a grant.
For general information on how projects are selected, see the criteria for grant selection. The Development
Fund Committee has final approval for grants up to US$2000. For grants
larger than that, all donors must agree (see development fund process and guidelines). The
committee may consult other advisors as needed to determine the
technical merits of an application.
We accept applications on a rolling basis, without specific
deadlines. If funds are available, we will generally make a decision
within one month of receiving a complete application. If funds are not
available, we will hold the decision until such time as they are.
Exceptions to these general conditions is possible on a case-by-case
basis, upon mutual agreement by all concerned.
- Licensing: Completed projects must be eligible for inclusion on CTAN and TeX Live.
Currently, this means that the distribution terms must meet the the Free Software
Definition published by the Free Software Foundation and/or Debian Free
Software Guidelines, and be usable on operating systems that are
free software, such as GNU/Linux or a BSD variant.
- Reports: for projects with a duration of more than six months, an
informal status report midway through is required. In addition, a final
report suitable for publication in TUGboat is
- Duration: a grant may be for at most one year (this makes TUG's
accounting manageable). However, a project may apply for grants in
successive years without prejudice.
- Intellectual property: TUG and the TeX Development Fund disclaim any
intellectual property rights on funded projects; all rights remain with
- Publicity: Grant recipients and project descriptions will be
publicized (listed on a web page, in TUGboat, etc.), for the benefit of
all concerned. Grant applications themselves, whether funded or not,
will remain private. Grant amounts will be reported to the donors.
- Taxes: TUG has no way to know whether these grants are taxable in
recipients' countries; we can only recommend seeking professional
advice. We will assist in any way we can, but ultimately any taxes are
the recipient's responsibility.
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