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Call for project ideas and mentors for GSoC 2023

29 November 2022

INCF will apply to be a mentor organization in Google Summer of Code for the 13th time running. Want to join us?

We are now calling for open source software development project ideas with some sort of neuro connection - fixes or extensions to big/broadly applicable or small/niche tools used by neuroscience researchers, efforts and initiatives in the broad field of computational neuroscience. If your project supports or implements INCF endorsed standards or best practices, we especially encourage you to apply! 

Please note that there have been some changes to the program in recent years.

These are the conditions for the 2023 program:

  • Flexibility in project lengths: a project can run for a duration of 10-22 weeks. The standard length is 12 weeks, but projects can be planned for a longer duration at the start, and they can be extended (by the org admin) on request during the program.
  • Choice of project time commitment: a project can be one of two sizes, either large (350 h) or medium (175 h). Google will want to us to apply with a good mix of large and medium project sizes. To give us a good chance of achieving a good mix, everyone submitting at least two project ideas will be asked to include both half-time and full-time projects (or at least one flexible project where the duration can be either large or medium, to be decided by mentor and contributor).
  • Contributions are open to students AND to beginners in open source software development.

Important: Interested mentors need to contact us at as early as possible with a declaration of interest and a short summary of the intended project. The deadline for expressions of interest is January 10. Full project descriptions need to be submitted by January 17.

Project idea submission template (can be downloaded in many formats)

For examples of previous projects, see the INCF Ideas lists for 2022 & 2021!