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ETH Research Grant Round 1 Recap & Result Announcement

ETH Research Grant Round 1 Recap & Result Announcement

As the long-term grant funding innovative Ethereum studies, Ethereum Research Grant has successfully wrapped up its first funding round at 5 out of 19 BUIDL teams were selected as grantees and received $5,000 in total grants according to the community voting results.

What needs to be highlighted is that this is the first practice of DoraHacks MACI-PLONK (MACI zero-knowledge voting based on the PLONK scheme), through which the circuit design of zero-knowledge governance will be more flexible and only one zero-knowledge proof of a trust setup is required. The new mechanism has levitated security and processing efficiency in MACI practices. In the future, DoraHacks MACI-PLONK will gradually replace Groth16-based DoraHacks-MACI and become the infrastructure for the platform’s future zero-knowledge governance.

ETH Research Grant is a long-term funding grant that is always open for application, and application review and fund distribution will happen periodically in sequential rounds. All the projects submitted before February 29 will be reviewed in the next round and its community voting period will be from March 5th to 15th.

In the current round, the tracks that open for applications are AA/ERC4337, zkEVM/zkVM, Rollups, Staking, Identity/ETH Login, DeGov, Sharding/Data Availability, Cryptography Research and other Ethereum Adoption. Developers and researchers who are passionate about Ethereum technology are very welcomed to submit your works/ideas!

Application entry:

Let’s meet ETH Research Grant 1st round grantees! (as the MACI voting ranking)

Eigen Network

Category: zkEVM/zkVM


Eigen Network aims to build a privacy-focused zkVM and be highly compatible with Solidity to deliver privacy and developing experience for EVM ecosystem.



Category: Ethereum Adoption

About:ERC1155Delta is an NFT implementation/standard that is highly optimised for gas consumption and has less impact on the blockchain storage space. ERC1155Delta is meant to be an drop-in replacement for ERC721A. Like ERC721, each ERC1155Delta token is unique.



Category: Sharding/Data Availability


A Layer 2 solution provides programmable dynamic storage based on Ethereum's Data Availability. Grant supported by Ethereum Foundation for DA research.



Category: AA/ERC4337


SoulWallet is a wallet that offers new features such as Social Recovery, ERC-20 Gas Payment, Gasless Payment, Native Multi-sig, and more.


ZKSAFE Password

Category: Cryptography Research


ZKSAFE is a decentralized asset security product based on Zero-knowledge Proof. Even if private key is stolen, asset is still safe. The team is made up of a small group of aspiring crypto geeks, innovation is what drives us, and more incredible products are in the pipeline.


About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world's most active multi-chain Web3 developer platforms. It creates a global hacker movement and provides crypto native toolkits to help developers around the world team up and fund their ideas and BUIDLs via hackathons, bounties, grants, grant DAOs, and public good staking. By far, more than 3000 projects from the DoraHacks community have received over $20 million in grants and other forms of contributions from supporters worldwide. A large number of open source communities, DAOs, and more than 40 major blockchain ecosystems are actively using Dora's infrastructure ( for open source funding and community governance.

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