Grant Cycle Timeline

For awards to be determined in December:

Pre-application Counseling*Phase I Application DeadlineNotification of Invitation to Submit Full ProposalFull Proposal Deadline
January 1 to February 15 May 1 July 15 August 15

 

For awards to be determined in June:

Pre-application Counseling*Phase I Application DeadlineNotification of Invitation to Submit Full ProposalFull Proposal Deadline
July 1 to August 15 November 1 January 15 February 15

 

* Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their ideas for grants early in the form of single-page concept papers to allow time to schedule a possible consultation.

Applicants may submit one Phase I application per grant cycle to each of the following areas for which they are eligible: Medical Research, Science and Engineering Research, Undergraduate Education and Southern California.

The Foundation is moving to online submissions as of November 1, 2017 and will NOT accept hard copy or facsimile submissions.  Deadlines for Phase I applications and Phase II proposals are 4:30pm (PT) on the deadline days noted above.  If a deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to 4:30pm (PT) on the following Monday.

Submission of Phase II proposals is by invitation only.  If a full proposal is invited, site visits or conference calls are conducted at the discretion of the Foundation and are generally scheduled in September and October for the December cycle and March and April for the June cycle.