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Aptos Grant DAO Round 3

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All Tracks

Tracks of open funding in this round

  • NFT / Gaming

  • Defi

  • Infrastructure / Tooling

  • Community / DAO

  • Move Native

  • Stable Coins

  • ZK-Move

  • Social

Mar 30 · 5 mins read

Introducing Aptos Grant DAO Long-term Funding Program

From Nov 7th, 2022, DoraHacks launched its long-term funding program for early Aptos BUIDLers - Aptos Grant DAO! The program looks forward to the brightest minds of all tracks to enrich the Aptos ecosystem and get funded. Judging and grant-giving will happen periodically, and in the third judging round, the grant pool will be 4000 APT as BUIDLer Grants plus 4000 APT as extra community quadratic pool!

Meanwhile, Aptos Grant DAO will also be a part of DoraHacks’ long-term program funding BUIDLers in various blockchain ecosystems, as DoraHacks’ innovation to empower the everlasting hacker movement.


  • Project Submission: The portal is open long-term. Projects submitted by May 20th will enter this judging and funding round
  • Judging[Round 3]: May 20th ~ May 24th (results announced on May 24th)
  • Project demo: May 15th to May 19th
  • Community Voting [3rd round]: May 25th to June 3rd
  • Grace Period for Anti-Sybil Attack Check: June 4th to June 6th
  • Result Announcement: June 7th

Aptos Grant DAO Long-term Funding Program will always be open for application, but do note that application review and fund distribution will only happen periodically in sequential rounds.


1- Your project must be running on the Aptos blockchain (testnet/devnet/mainnet).

2- You must submit a project with its Github repo.

3- Your project must be original.

4- Your project have not raised Round A funding.

How to Apply

1- Submit project information

After submission, please pin @dorahacksofficial on Telegram to verify that you’re the project owner.

2- After judging, selected projects will be visible at Grant BUIDLs to receive votes from the community.

3- Entry to Aptos Grant DAO Long-term Funding Program will be always open for application, but application review and fund distribution will happen periodically in sequential rounds. The second round goes from Jan 13th to Feb 17th, 2023.

Round 3 Tracks


ANY decentralized, compatible and legit financial products on Aptos.


ANY Infrastructure and tools that can strengthen Aptos’ current stack, Dapp development and user experience.


ANY DAO/Community infrastructure and application including DAO building schemes, tooling, governance, voting mechanism, etc..

NFT / Gaming

ANY NFT/Gaming-centered projects and innovative ideas.

Move Native

ANY works based on native MOVE applications or theories contributing to MOVE

Judging Criteria

Judges will score considering the following aspects:

  • Aptos Alignment
  • Level of Public Goods
  • Business model
  • Innovation
  • Technicality
  • Research and Application of cutting-edge blockchain/cryptology theories.

Grants and Quadratic Funding

The total grant pool is divided into BUIDLer Grants and community quadratic funding pool.

-BUIDLer‘s Fixed Grant: 4000 APT max

-Based on the project's quality and circumstances, the grant distribution will be implemented on a three-tier grant system. The maximum grant amount per round is 4000 APT, with any remaining funds carried forward . Exceptional projects may receive premium grants.

**Important: Every grant candidate project must be running on the Aptos blockchain (testnet/devnet/mainnet).

  • Premium: 500 APT

  • First Tier Grant: 300 APT

  • Second Tier Grant: 200 APT

  • Third Tier Grant: 100 APT

  • Community Quadratic Funding Pool: 4000 APT

The grant in 4000 APT will be distributed based on quadratic funding algorithm, namely the popularity of the grantee projects. The more votes a project receive, the bigger the matching amount allocated to the project. Meanwhile, the total cost of voting will be sent to the project directly as community funding

So the total grant you can potentially hunt for:

  • BUIDLer Grants(4000 APT in total)
  • Plus Quadratic funding matching grant (4000 APT in total)
  • Plus Community contribution from supporters (in APT, not limited)

*Due diligence will be conducted on the eligibility of every round grantee from Aptos Grant DAO. DoraHacks reserves the rights of any revocation/adjustment of the grants.

About Aptos Grant DAO

Aptos Grant DAO is a long-term early-stage project funding program initiated by DoraHacks, focusing on Aptos blockchain. It’s part of DoraHacks’ Staking as Public Goods initiative to fund BUIDLers using profits generated from staking and help them further contribute to ecosystem building, as DoraHacks’ innovation to empower the everlasting hacker movement.

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