I am pleased to announce the Jane Street Summer Project for 2009! The goal of the program is to encourage growth in the functional programming community. To do that, we will fund students over the summer to work on open-source projects aimed at making functional languages into more effective and practical tools for programming in the real world.

We’ve changed the name of the project from the OCaml Summer Project to the Jane Street Summer Project to reflect a broader scope. While keeping a focus on OCaml, we are opening up the program to proposals supporting other functional programming languages. There are also some significant changes to the way in which the funding will work this year. You can find out more by reading the FAQ.