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1. When are grant application deadlines?

Proposals will be considered three times each year, for decision in October, January, and June.

October proposals are due on September 1st.
January proposals are due on December 1st.
June proposals are due on May 1st.

2.  How do I apply for a grant?

Please see the “Apply for a Grant” page for detailed instructions on the application process.

Proposals must be submitted using the following forms that can be accessed and downloaded on the USRF website:

3. What is the grant review process?

Proposals are selected on a competitive basis. The final decision is made by the USRF Board of Directors. Approved proposals will be executed via a grant agreement signed between USRF and the applicant.

Proposals will be considered three times each year, for decision in October, January, and June.

4. What is the criteria by which grants are reviewed?

Please see the “Apply for a Grant” page for detailed information on eligibility and criteria for grants.

USRF has established five areas of funding priority:

  • Rule of Law and Governance
  • A Rules-Based Market Economy
  • Civil Society
  • Expertise and Knowledge
  • Connections and Linkages

USRF will also prioritize proposals that:

  • Identify clear and plausible methods likely to be effective
  • Generate sustainable expertise and relationships that are not dependent exclusively on single-source funding
  • Build capacity in measurable ways, within Russia and the U.S., and in connections between them

Project activities should have practical and applicable results that can be disseminated and replicated.