What is the appropriate length of a proposal’s Project Description?
The combined answers for all seven sections should be fewer than 2,000 words, or approximately four single-spaced pages, not including references and works cited. We strongly suggest you type answers into a word-processing program and then copy and paste them into the application. The text fields in the online form do not allow formatting, so do not use bullets, bold, italics, special characters, or any other formatting.
What is a CV (curriculum vitae) and is one required?
A curriculum vitae or resumé is required. A CV is an extended resumé that presents biographical data, educational background, employment history, and scientific or media publication history. Do not include social security numbers, bank details, or any other private information in these documents.
What is the duration of approved projects?
Both Standard Grant and Early Career Grant projects typically last one year or less. If you are proposing a longer project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I make changes to my application before a decision has been made about it?
If you need to make substantive changes to your application, please email email@example.com. Changing your project start date will not expedite the review of your application.
Can I apply for more than one project?
You may submit a proposal as the project leader for only one project at a time. However, you can be a team member or co-applicant on multiple grants simultaneously. You must submit a final report and media from any previous grants for which you were the leader before applying for a new project.
Do I have to list reviewers? When will they be contacted?
Listing proposed reviewers is optional, and we will choose whether and when to contact them. Early Career Grant applicants should see the relevant “Early Career Grants” section on this page.
Why does the grant application require compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws?
Virtually every country where we conduct grant-related activities has laws that prohibit corruption, including bribery. Some of these laws apply globally, including the U.S. FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act. We take compliance with these laws very seriously. We expect our grantees to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, honesty, fairness, and transparency. We do not pay bribes or engage in other forms of corrupt financial conduct, and we will not tolerate a grantee or anyone else doing so with our funds.