There have been some good draft proposals coming in from students this week. To those students that have not yet submitted a draft proposal, we highly recommend doing so, but remember time is running out. The later you leave this, the less time there is for mentors to provide feedback to incorporate into your final proposal.
A reminder to students that final proposals must be submitted in PDF format on the GSoC site by March 27 16:00 UTC. Late submissions cannot be accepted.
And please take note of this important point from the GSoC student guide:
Before the application period closes you must submit a Final PDF Proposal - this must be done for your proposal to be considered for the GSoC program. If you only submit a draft and fail to submit the Final PDF Proposal the organizations will not be able to see your proposal and therefore will not be able to accept you - it is an automatic reject from the system.
One other thing to remember is that only one student can be accepted per project. In the case where multiple students apply to the same project, the organization is tasked with evaluating each proposal to select a student for the project.
Students can submit up to three proposals for different projects though, so if there is more than one project that sparks your interest, consider putting proposals together for a few different projects (the list of GSoC projects can be reviewed here). When you submit a proposal you’re able to specify if its the project you’re most interested in.