<aside> 💡 Aave evolves and thrives on the contributions of its community. Feedback on how to improve the Aave Protocol is collected and presented in the Requests for Proposals below.

We invite curious developers, finance gurus, community managers, and other Aavengers to take a look and apply for a grant in any of the following categories.

This page will be updated periodically as grants are announced and new needs are discovered.

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Table of Contents

Top Priorities

Governance UI

We want to build an Aave owned front-end for governance and voting. This would be a fully owned Aave solution: open source, Aave community owned on the Aave repo. It should be possible to draft, discuss, propose, and vote on Aave Improve Proposals (AIPs) through a seamless and intuitive website. A great web app would include features similar to Tally or Sybil, allow easy delegation of proposition and voting power, allow transactions to be queued and submitted by non-technical users, and walk proposal authors through the end-to-end process in an intuitive way.

Developers DAO

Form a “Developers DAO” to support core protocol development of the Aave protocol. This DAO/committee would be responsible for scoping, designing, developing, testing, and shipping new smart contract and wider protocol features, especially take care of operational steps (queuing/execution) for new proposals and development of autonomous proposals. These tasks could be done by the group itself, through bounties, contracting, and other novel ways of development, while maintaining the highest security and quality standards. Ideal grantees would have a background in development, Solidity, security, and a history of shipping dapps on Ethereum.

Apply here! or reach out to Corbin if you have questions. Let's get you working in DeFi! 💪

Short term goals of Developer DAO:

  1. Acquire great understanding of the Aave protocol and governance
  2. Support integrators and teams in creating/validating/submitting proposals (e.g. assets listings)
  3. Develop tools to support the Aave ecosystem and the community
  4. Handle the Aave multichain strategy, work with L2 teams to bring Aave everywhere

Medium to long term goals:

  1. Acquire deep understanding of how the aave protocol works
  2. Contribute and eventually take over the core development of the Aave protocol
  3. Propose, brainstorm and research new developments for the Aave protocol/governance

Stablecoin Growth

Build projects and integrations that bring more stablecoin deposits into Aave. New yield aggregation tools, ways to deposit into multiple markets in one transaction, and innovative liquidity mining projects on top of Aave are encouraged to apply. Also wallet integrations, fintech/ecommerce integrations, or TradFi connectors are encouraged if they meaningfully increase stablecoin deposits.