The Foundation does not make awards to applicants who have not successfully completed all their requirements for the doctoral degree other than the dissertation/thesis. You may submit your application before you have completed these requirements, however you must have completed them before the start date for the research you provide on the application form. You will be required to provide confirmation of completion of these requirements if your application is successful.
The Foundation receives a large number of applications every year. You should only apply once you have a well developed and designed research project that you can be sure is feasible. Many applications are declined because of lack of development, lack of language and other essential skills and no real assessment of their feasibility on the part of the applicant.