Frequently Asked Questions about our Request for Proposals


Can I submit more than one project? Yes. 

My project is already started and I require additional funding to complete it. Can I still submit my proposal? You can submit it as long as your research is within one of our five key research areas and your budget does not exceed $20,000. 

What type of projects are you looking for? Asides from the explanation in the RFP, you can read some examples of projects we have funded in previous years here.

Documents and Formats

What is the Request for Funding Application format? It’s one of the documents we require in order to receive your proposals. You can download it here.

Will you consider my research proposal if I send it in Spanish? No, we will only take into consideration projects submitted in English.


I don’t have a budget template. What can I do? If you don’t have one, you can use our own template and download it here.

Do I have to use your budget template or can I use my own? You can use your own if you prefer. What we need is to see a budget for your project, regardless of the format it comes in.

Will you consider my project if I don’t include a budget? No, we will not. A budget is crucial for us to figure out how many projects we will be able to fund.

You mention the maximum award available is up to $20,000 per grant. What do you mean by that? This means that we will not consider anything over $20,000. 

Are there restrictions in the things I can budget for? Yes, there is a restriction, and that is equipment, whether for rental or to buy.


Do your grants allow for overhead cost? We allow up to 7% overhead cost

Does that 7% refer to overhead costs that would go to my institution, not directly to the research? Yes, it refers to costs that would go to your institution.