TL;DR

Apply development fellowship here and research fellowship here.

Goal

A two-month program to support research and development advancing the frontiers of zero-knowledge.

Benefit

Research: collaborating with researchers on original, exploratory topics that leads to the creation of new methods and constructions.

Development: working with the pioneers and builders in this field to create new products and systems, with support from our team members regarding evaluation and implementation.

Logistics

Schedule

       
  Fellowship begins Cross-review begins Final presentations
Fellowship 1 Jan 15 2023 Mar 1 2023 Mar 15 2023
Fellowship 2 Apr 15 2023 Jun 1 2023 Jun 15 2023

Application Deadlines

Submit your by 11:59 p.m. (in your local timezone) on the applicable deadline.

       
  Deadline Decision by Reply date
Application to fellowship 1 Dec 15 2022 Jan 1 2023 Jan 07 2023
Application to fellowship 2 Mar 15 2023 Apr 1 2023 Apr 07 2023
Application to volunteer fellowship 1 Dec 05 2022 Dec 15 2022 Dec 22 2022
Application to volunteer fellowship 2 Mar 05 2023 Mar 15 2022 Mar 22 2023
Sponsorship & donation Dec 25 2022 N/A N/A

We will evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Typically, we will get back to you within a week. Since we have very limited capacity, the early applicants generally get a better chance.

Contact us

The fellowship program is remote friendly, but we do prefer working together in our office in San Francisco. If you have any questions regarding the program itself, please do not hesitate to contact us at research@delendum.xyz. For donations and sponsorship related matters, please contact us at hello@delendum.xyz.

We are also looking for two volunteers who will maintain the associated open learning resources or help administer the program. If you are interested, please reach out to us at hello@delendum.xyz.

Research Fellowship

If you are interested in applying to the research fellowship, please fill out the form here.

Phase Logistics Materials Required Example
Proposal Submission submit your research proposal on this page proposal & previous publications please follow the outline here

we will get back to you within a week

Research Fellowship (6 weeks) complete your research with us

fellow: extensively discuss with our team your idea and validate it

team: assign a lead mentor, weekly check-in, weekly brainstorming, research and implementation support

n/a
Internal Review (1 week) internally review the first draft

fellow: 10-15 page first draft, presentation of your research outcome

team: thorough internal review of your research draft

n/a

improve and make changes to the first draft/codebase based on our comments

External Review (1 week) externally review the second draft

fellow: improve based on external comments and feedback

team: coordinate office hours with the other mentors

n/a

*If you want to join our research team, you can schedule a presentation and we will make a decision that day

Publication publish the research paper on multiple platforms the final version of research paper n/a

Optional: we can host a technical seminar on your topic and invite the top researchers and builders to give talks and share their perspectives (see - youtube link)

Development Fellowship

If you are interested in applying to the development fellowship, please fill out the form here.

Phase Logistics Materials Required Example
Proposal Submission submit your project proposal on this page proposal and existing code please follow the outline here

we will get back to you within a week

Development Fellowship (6 weeks) build the development project with us

fellow: extensively discuss with our team your idea and validate it

team: assign a lead mentor, weekly check-in, weekly brainstorming, research and engineering support

n/a
Internal Review (1 week) internally review the codebase

fellow: demo, presentation of your project

team: thorough technical analysis of the project

n/a

improve and make changes to the paper / codebase based on our comments

External Review (1 week) externally review the second version of your project

fellow: improve based on external comments

team: coordinate office hours with the other mentors

n/a

*The desired outcomes include: open-source public good project, novel infrastructure design, disruptive application

Publication open-source code and technical documentation the final version of your demo, codebase, technical whitepaper n/a

Optional: we can host a technical seminar on your topic and invite the top researchers and builders to give talks and share their perspectives (see - youtube link)

*We offer incubation opportunities. Fellows who wish to be selected need to notify the team prior to their final presentation and we will make a decision on the same day.