Grant applications closed.

About our grants program

Our grants program is an important tool that helps us realize a goal of creating an inclusive, respectful conference that welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We provide financial assistance so people who might otherwise not afford to join our event can.

Grants recipients can have some part of their expenses (which can include travel, hotel, registration, and childcare) paid from PyCascades’s budget. We actively encourage people to apply for these grants. During our first two years we dedicated a large portion of our budget for grants and we once again plan to increase the amount of grants given.

Our grants program prioritizes people with relatively low income, speakers, active builders of Python community, notable open source contributors, and people in need of childcare. However, anyone who would be financially burdened by attending PyCascades is welcome to apply.


  • August 22nd, 2019: Grant applications and CFP open.
  • October 1st, 2019: CFP closes.
  • October 14th, 2019: Review of grant applications for accepted speakers. If you have submitted a talk and require a grant in order to attend and speak at PyCascades please apply by this date.
  • November 22nd, 2019: Review of grant applications for everyone else. Please apply by this date if you require a grant in order to attend PyCascades.

Please note that we will not start sending out grant decisions for general attendees until after the application period closes.


Grant applications are closed. We are working hard to getting our funds allocated and will notify the grant recipients as soon as decisions have been made.