Grant Proposal: "Savant Discussions"

Grant ID: 864e0qy58


“Savant Discussions” will be monthly multi-lingual audio/video panel discussions focusing on relevant The Graph/Web3 topics as well as other related topics.
The discussion topics will be presented in an easy concise manner - less technical, more topical and educational.
The primary audio/video panel discussions will be between two panelists - English and invited second-language guest. In addition to the audio aspect each edition will have subtitles in alternating languages (eg: Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Armenian, Japanese, Georgian, Vietnamese, etc).
The discussions will be presented monthly, and will be between 7 - 9 minutes in duration.

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Long-term (continuous)

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Funding would be needed for:

  • Initial research and compilation of scripts.
  • Identifying and contracting secondary language specialists per edition.
  • Script translations - base English, secondary languages, language subtitles.
  • Diagrams and video inserts relevant as needed.
  • Recording, compilation, and editing for final publication.

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What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
As The Graph/Web3 userbase grows, so does the diversity of international users. Additionally, all users are at different levels of understanding and interests. This project is aimed at giving relevant information to this wide base of users in an easy to digest format. It is anticipated that this project will impact the positive long term image and understanding of The Graph and Web3 concepts. Other relevant topics may include best practices, cultural awareness, and regularory and ethical standards compliance.

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
I have been involved with technical writing/editing and education in a multi-cultural/lingual environment. There is a big need for multi-lingual to assist users to fully understand concepts and best practices presented in their native language. In my past work I have had to adapt to understanding technical concepts in foreign languages and formats so I appreciate the necessity of clarity in language presentation.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
As a Graph advocate my contribution to The Graph has been modest but I have been active in dissemination information here in local events and online communities in Vietnam, Armenia, Georgia. I belive there is exceptional potential for The Graph and Web3 growth in this region and for expansion. I would like to increase and maximize my contributions with this proposal - hence my application for this grant.

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Hello! Thank you for submitting this proposal!

I have a few questions about it.

  1. With a multi-lingual video, do I understand it correctly no one would be able to understand the full video. As the video is in multiple languages?

  2. Would Graph Advocates be able to help out with the translation of the videos?

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The subtitles will convey the full english subtitles in a separate frame.

Advocates would be welcome to contribute. The target languages may be quite niche but all cooperation is productive.


Thank you for taking the time to apply! In the process of reviewing and generally understanding what you want to do, but I also had a few questions:

  1. Who do you plan to bring as a speaker?
  2. For how long, do you want to hold these panel discussions. 1 month, 3 months, or any other term?
  3. Where do you plan to conduct these panel discussions? Will it be some kind of dedicated social media?
  4. Could you show some links to your project or your experience? Since from what I’ve read you already have experience in this area.

Thank you!!! And good luck to you!


Hi @SavantMax007 ,

Thank you for submitting your application! After reviewing your application I have a few questions in addition to @Colson 's and @doxe01.eth 's :

  • Can you provide a detailed description of what would be covered in these videos? Would they be technical in nature? If so what topics would be covered? If not, what specifically would these videos be reviewing?
  • I’m still not sure I completely understand the format of the videos. Would they be recorded in English and then subtitles for other languages would be added? Or is that a bad interpretation on my end? Would love more clarity on what these would look like as a finished product.

Thanks again for applying! Looking forward to your responses.

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Apologies for the late response - I have been out on business

It is the plan bring in The Graph advocates and industry specialists to give insight from alternative perspectives and cultural approaches. I have identified panel invitees from China, Ukraine,Armenia, Russia, Vietnam, South Africa.

It is planned that the panel discussions would be published every 4-6 weeks.

The panel discussions would be in video format and hosted independently or via YouTube, with social media promotion on multiple platforms and forums.

My experience in creating this concept of multi-lingual/cultural interactions is from work done here in Armenia, as well as in Vietnam and China. I have done voice-overs and translations for charity foundations where concepts needed accurate language contributions

Thanks for the questions @Mr.1776

The topics to be covered will be related to:

  • Existing trends and behavior in The Graph ecosystem.
  • Research and development concepts
  • Web3 integration forecasts
  • Crypto regulation and best practices
  • Cultural awareness and ethical business practices
  • “Lost in translation” language understanding within the ecosystem

Feedback from ongoing topics will be added on an ongoing basis.

In terms of the video format:

Interviewer panel box (me: - in English)
Interview guest panel box (rotating: in foreign language:)
Subtitles in English
Subtitles in third language

For example:
Interview guest - Ukrainian language
Full English subtitles
Full Spanish subtitles

Hope this makes sense. Please let me know any comments or questions.


Unfortunately, this grant proposal did not generate the level of support in the community to move it to the next phase of the grant application process.

Thank you for submitting this proposal and you are encouraged to stay engaged in the Graph community. You are also welcome to submit new grant applications in the future with proposals that may generate stronger community support.

Best Regards,
Graph AdvocatesDAO

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