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Introducing the Devconnect Istanbul Scholars Program

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We are excited to announce the inaugural Devconnect Scholars Program!

The Devconnect Scholars Program aims to provide financial support for talented and like-minded individuals from underrepresented communities in Ethereum to attend Devconnect in Istanbul this November.

Apply to the program here by July 23rd, 2023.

Why The Program Exists & Program Details

In order for Ethereum to thrive as a resilient protocol for human coordination, it is crucial to incorporate diverse perspectives from different regions and demographics.

Scholars are expected to bring their unique viewpoints and experiences to discussions at Devconnect, shaping the future of Ethereum. Additionally, they will apply their knowledge gained at Devconnect to further Ethereum’s development within their own communities.

Program Details

Devconnect Scholars will receive financial assistance for transportation, accommodation, per diem, and visa applications. Furthermore, there will be online and in-person meetings for Scholars to connect, learn, and prepare for the best experience in Istanbul.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking individuals with expertise and/or knowledge in protocol development, web3 development, privacy, security, cryptoeconomics, UX, and governance. Applicants must belong to an underrepresented community in Ethereum, which can be categorized as:

– Geographic: Applicants from countries with limited representation in Ethereum, including Turkey and neighboring countries.

– Demographic: Applicants representing minority genders, ethnicities, or other demographics currently underrepresented in Ethereum.

Applicants who require financial support to attend Devconnect are eligible to apply. Applicants must be available to attend Devconnect from November 13-19, 2023, and must have proficient English communication skills. The program will require a time commitment of approximately two hours per week from September to November 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended a large Ethereum conference with 500+ attendees.

Apply Or Nominate Today!

If you are interested in becoming a Devconnect Scholar, please complete the application form here. Applications will be reviewed, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by early August.

If you know someone who might be interested in the Devconnect Scholars Program, we encourage you to nominate them using this form.

For any inquiries, please contact devconnect-scholars@ethereum.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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