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ZILHive Grants
Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying for ZILHive Grants programme!
Please read the following before proceeding with your application.

There are 4 different tracks in the ZILHive Grants programme:
1) Infrastructure Track
2) Innovation Track
3) Technical Research Track
4) Market Research Track

The Infrastructure Track is for developers who wish to create development tooling, frameworks, middewares, analytics tools, or Layer-2 solutions for the Open Finance (OpFi) ecosystem on the Zilliqa platform. Let’s make the Zilliqa ecosystem more developer-friendly.

The Innovation Track is for entrepreneurs who wish to create decentralised applications (DApps) on the Zilliqa blockchain. DApps include but are not limited to innovative applications that tokenise physical/digital assets, issue and manage digital identities on the blockchain, and facilitate the exchange of tokenised assets. Scale your imagination with Zilliqa!

The Technical Research Track is for academics and researchers who wish to work alongside Zilliqa Research to take a crack at the most pressing issues in the blockchain space. The research topics include, but are not limited to, technical research on cryptography, consensus design, scalability and privacy.

The Market Research Track is for industry professionals who wish to explore exciting new use cases across various markets for the Zilliqa blockchain. The research topics include, but are not limited to, market research on the finance, sports, entertainment, education and healthcare industries across various geographic sectors.

Maximum grant amount given for each track


Up to $10,000 USD


Up to $15,000 USD

Technical Research Track

Case-by-case basis

Market Research Track

Up to $5,000 USD



You will be required to submit a proposal with the following structure listed below. The proposal should be submitted in PDF format only and not exceed 8 pages.

Proposal Structure

1. Project Overview
2. Motivation
3. How will you do it?
4. Timeline and Milestones
5. Proposed Budget
6. Qualifications