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Application Procedures

  1. To ensure a competitive application the Foundation advises applicants to follow closely all the procedures for completing the application.
  2. Applicants must submit all application forms and other required application materials must be submitted online. If it is not possible to submit your application online because of inadequate internet access, you must notify the Foundation at least one week before the deadline to arrange an alternative method (
  3. The online portal is open for applications two months before he application deadline.
  4. Applications must be in English.
  5. The Conference and Workshop application asks for the following categories of information, which must be submitted by the application deadline:
    • General information about the applicant, the conference or workshop, the sponsoring organization (if relevant), the amount requested from the Foundation, and any other funding sources
    • An abstract of your proposed research. If your application is successful, this abstract will appear on the Foundation's website. Please make sure your abstract is written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist.
    • A detailed budget
    • The answers to three questions about your proposed event and its international nature. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions carefully as they develop their answers
    • Proposed list of participants
    • For workshop applications: a brief bibliography on the theme of the workshop.
  6. Successful applicants are required to comply with all US laws. This includes, but is not limited to, regulations governed by the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). OFAC administers US Government sanction programs and regulations pertaining to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Please consult the US Department Treasury website for more information on US Government sanction programs and the SDN List at

    Conference and Workshop grant applicants need to be aware that restrictions might apply if grant funds are intended to be used in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea (including Sevastopol), and Venezuela or to cover travel expenses for people from these countries to attend a meeting or workshop. If this situation arises, please contact the Foundation for guidance.

  7. Do not send any other material, such as letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of your application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.


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