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Application Deadlines and Decision Notification

  1. There are two application deadlines each year, May 1 and November 1. The May 1 deadline is for those applicants requesting funding starting in January through June of the following year. The November 1 deadline is for applicants requesting funding starting in July through December of the following year.
  2. Applications must be submitted using the Foundation's online application submission procedure by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the day of the deadline. In addition, five printed copies of the complete application must be postmarked by the application deadline and received by the Foundation no later than two weeks after the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. If it is not possible to submit your application online because of inadequate internet access in your country of origin, you must notify the Foundation at least one week before the deadline ( to arrange to submit an application by conventional mail. Please note: application materials e-mailed or faxed to the Foundation will not be accepted.
  3. The Foundation operates a two-stage decision making process:
    • Stage One: Applications are screened against the Foundation's Genera