We’re excited to share that we’re opening up nominations for the Arbitrum DAO grants domain allocators. With reference to Delegated Domain Allocation by Questbook - Arbitrum DAO Grants, we propose community members self-nominate themselves for becoming domain allocators for the following domains:
- Developer Tooling on NOVA
- New Protocol Ideas
- Education, Community Growth and Events
To be considered a candidate for a domain allocator for any of the above-listed domains, we invite community members to self-nominate themselves by replying to this post and sharing the following details in their replies:
- Your forum username:
- What is your experience in the interested domain? Please share links and supporting information. Do you have experience running in any other grant programs?
- What would you like to see built on Arbitrum in your domain and what a good grant proposal looks like for you
- Time commitment - You need to commit at least 15 hours of your time per week as a domain allocator, and what is the expected Turn Around Time (TAT) that the builders can expect from you?
- Declaration of Conflict of Interest
- If you have any questions/queries related to the domain allocator selection process, please comment below or DM Saurabh on Twitter.
- We request community members to nominate themselves for a particular domain in order to ensure fairness and diversity in the selection process.
- The nominations will be open for two weeks. After the nomination period, the domain allocators for each domain will be elected through a community-wide Snapshot vote
- The nomination period begins on August 7th at 3 pm EST, and the last date for nominations will be August 21st at 3 pm EST.
- The Snapshot vote will commence on August 23rd and will remain on Snapshot for community voting for one week.
Domain Allocator Roles & Responsibilities:
The following will be the roles and responsibilities of the selected domain allocators.
Time commitment per week: Maximum of 25 hours per week for the program manager and 15 hours per week for the domain allocator, which might vary based on the number of applications. The program manager will ensure that the workload is evenly distributed
- Work with the Arbitrum team and the elected domain allocators to create and list out the necessary RFPs
- Identify key areas and relevant ecosystem partners who will co-fund grants alongside Arbitrum
- Create marketing content for communicating RPFs to the builders
- Coordinate between Arbitrum team and the community regarding cohort announcement and funding requirements
- Communicate the information regarding approval/rejection of proposals to the Arbitrum community regularly
- Attend community calls, actively participate in the community forum, and keep the community updated and take their feedback on the program
- Regularly update the progress of the grants program to the Arbitrum community over Discord and community calls
- Bi-weekly reporting of key metrics of the grants program and each selected project such as:
Metric Details Names and summary of accepted proposals Total number of proposals that have been accepted by each domain allocator along with the proposal summary Grant Amount Disbursed Names of the proposal that have been awarded a grant amount along with the proposal summary and grant amount Milestone Completion Rate Each team should have a clear set of milestones and deliverables that they need to achieve. Program manager will share the status on milestone completion for each project User Engagement Number of users onboarded by a grantee onto their project TVL TVL (if applicable) of selected projects Project Completion Rates Number and names of projects who have completed all milestones Growth in community engagement Measured by number of followers of the project across different social media platforms, Discord community members External Funding Number of projects that have raised follow on capital after getting a grant from Arbitrum
- Source good-quality proposals from developer communities
- Sign the transactions for the approved projects
- Ensure a quick turnaround time for proposers regarding their proposal decision
- Coordinate between the domain allocators to ensure that the workload is evenly distributed and take their feedback consistently
- Review proposals received for their domains based on the rubrics set by the domain allocator
- Reject/Approve proposals and coordinate consistently with the program manager
- Source applications by reaching out to developer communities in their network
- Discuss program improvements with the other domain allocators and program manager during scheduled meetings
We welcome comments from all the community members after which the domain allocator for each domain will be selected via a community-wide Snapshot vote.