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INCF calls for mentors and project ideas for GSoC 2022

14 December 2021

The Google Summer of Code is a long-running program sponsored by Google where newcomers to open source software development receive a stipend for pursuing open source coding projects. The program previously only accepted students, but it has recently been expanded to welcome any new contributor to open source.

As Google describes it:

“Google Summer of Code began in 2005 as a complex experiment with a simple goal: helping students find work related to their academic pursuits during their school holidays. The perfect answer came from encouraging students to participate in open source projects”

INCF has participated in the program since 2011 as a mentoring organization--identifying and recruiting mentors from our community who volunteer to mentor one or more candidates in open source software development over the summer.

We will  apply to become a mentoring organization again in 2022, and we are now calling for mentors and project ideas.

We are calling for open source project ideas with some sort of neuro connection - fixes or extensions to big/broadly applicable or small/niche tools used by neuroscience researchers, and efforts and initiatives in the broad field of computational neuroscience. If a project supports or implements INCF endorsed standards or best practices, we especially encourage you to apply. We are also looking for mentors who are willing to take on student-proposed projects as well.

Interested mentors need to contact us ( with CC to with a declaration of interest and a short summary of the intended project(s), latest January 15. Full project descriptions need to be submitted by January 25.

Read the full call text.

INCF GSoC page Google Summer of Code FAQ
Google Summer of Code 2022 timeline
Google Summer of Code guides for mentors and students
Read our blog post on GSoC 2021