Project grants

Do you have a project that might help grow the Open Humans ecosystem?

You may qualify for $5000 USD to support your work!

Projects can work with members in a variety of exciting ways – help members add new data sources, or share new ways to explore existing data!

For example...

Check out previous awardees on our project grant awards page!


Data interpretations

  • GPS data + something else (activity data? GIS?)
  • Genetic data ancestry interpretation
  • Other genome reports, browsers, and/or visualizations

Data sources

  • Time tracking app data (e.g. RescueTime)
  • Diet logging app data
  • Sleep tracking app data
  • Google Fit
  • Google search history (via Takeout)
  • Google location history (via Takeout)
  • Social media (Facebook or Twitter)
  • Surveys/tools to record phenotype, traits, health history
  • Psych profiling (e.g. Big Five personality traits)

Applying for grants

No application deadline: This opportunity remains open while funds last.

Who can apply: This is open to both US-based and international individuals. No institutional or organizational affiliation is required.

Individuals and teams are invited to apply for a project grant of up to $5000 if they plan to do one or more of the following:

We strongly encourage applicants to learn more about projects on Open Humans, so you understand the technical format we expect.

Unless otherwise agreed upon, funded projects are expected to meet the following guidelines:

You should expect to receive a response from the Open Humans Team within four weeks of receipt of application.

Feel free to join by our Slack chatroom to get advice!

Once you're ready, please use our Google Form to submit an application.

Apply for a project grant