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Student application template

For this year's Google Summer of Code, is particularly keen to see proposals for work on libraries, compilers, and tools, that is, infrastructure to support the growth of the language, rather than (say) applications that merely use Haskell.

For reference, the successful project proposals in 2006 can be seen here. Click on the project names to see some good models for how to write a winning proposal.

In your application, try to tell us as much as possible about yourself, and what you want to do. It is much easier to judge a long proposal than a short one. Sell yourself.

Official Google instructions for submitting your proposal


  • What is the goal of the project you propose to do?
  • Can you give some more detailed design of what precisely you intend to achieve?
  • What deliverables do you think are reasonable targets? Can you outline an approximate schedule of milestones?
  • In what ways will this project benefit the wider Haskell community?
  • What relevant experience do you have? e.g. Have you coded anything in Haskell? Have you contributed to any other open source software? Been studying advanced courses in a related topic?
  • In what ways do you envisage interacting with the wider Haskell community during your project? e.g. How would you seek help on something your mentor wasn't able to deal with? How will you get others interested in what you are doing?
  • Why do you think you would be the best person to tackle this project?


  • Please note that Google Summer-of-Code projects are a full (day-) time job.
  • A positive mid-term evaluation is only possible if code has been committed by that time. Make sure your schedule allows for this.