Application & Review Process

All applicants should contact the Executive Director ([email protected],  (703) 807-1862) or the Multi-Cultural Missioner ([email protected], (480) 707-9017) as early in the process as possible. This email or phone conversation is intended to coach the applicant in preparing a successful grant application.

Applications are accepted in two grant cycles annually, according to the following calendar:

Fall Grant Cycle

Applications Due: the 3rd or 4th Monday in September

Notification: mid-November

Acceptance: Grantee prepares and submits agreement, specifying reporting and disbursement dates.

Disbursement: available beginning in mid-December; per agreement submitted by grantee

Spring Grant Cycle

Applications Due: the first Monday in February

Notification: late April – early May

Acceptance: Grantee prepares and submits agreement, specifying reporting and disbursement dates.

Disbursement: available beginning in mid-May; per agreement submitted by grantee.

Applications should be submitted as an email attachment (word or pdf). Please note that each application requires the signature of the applicant’s dean, and the rector or supervisor where the grant work will take place. Signatures may be collected and submitted online. Signors may also email the Executive Director to acknowledge their familiarity with the proposal and support of it. A complete application, including all signatures, is required by the application deadline.

Applications are reviewed by the Executive Director and then by the Grants Committee. Applicants may be asked clarifying questions, or given referrals, throughout the review process.

Applications are approved by the full Board at the semi-annual meeting, with notification following immediately. Grantees are asked to sign an agreement that specifies their reporting dates and disbursement amounts, as well as their responsibilities for meeting original grant criteria and crediting EES support for the project.


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