China Is Launching A New Alternative To Google Summer of Code, Outreachy
"Summer 2021" as the initiative is simply called or "Summer 2021 of Open Source Promotion Plan" is providing university-aged students around the world funding by the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences to work on community open-source projects.
It's just like Google Summer of Code but with offering different funding levels based upon the complexity of the project -- funding options are 12000 RMB, 9000 RMB, or 6000 RMB. That's roughly $932 to $1,865 USD for students to devote their summer to working on open-source. There are not any gender/nationality restrictions with this initative but students must be at least eighteen years old.
A second round of open-source community projects wanting to participate can still apply and simply must have their project under an OSI-approved software license. Mentors will also be paid for their time.
Among the open-source communities participating in Summer 2021 so far include numerous Apache sub-projects, Nebula Graph, OpenMessaging, XMake, and a wide variety of local Chinese open-source projects.
The deadline for open-source community applications is on 20 May while the the student application period runs from later this month through mid-June. The actual program for accepted students runs from 1 July to 30 September.
Students and potential open-source communities interested in Summer 2021 can learn more at iscas.ac.cn.