To achieve its goals of rapid and flexible funding of qualified programs, the East Europe Foundation encourages grant seekers to submit proposals at any time. There are no deadlines, except in the case of grant competitions.
The Foundation strongly encourages applicants to start by submitting a 2-3 page letter of inquiry describing the objectives of the program, so that the Foundation staff may determine whether the project falls within present priorities. After an inquiry is reviewed, the Foundation staff will advise you on how best to proceed.
The East Europe Foundation staff will respond to letters of inquiry by either encouraging the grant seeker to submit a proposal or informing the grant seeker that the proposed program does not currently fall within the Foundation's priorities.
Upon preliminary review of a proposal, the East Europe Foundation staff will notify the applicant of a decision or a request for additional information about the project. Requests for additional information do not imply that the Foundation will or will not support the program. They simply indicate that additional information is necessary to complete the review. Completion of the review will depend on the strength of the original proposal and the speed with which grant seekers respond to requests for additional information.
Inquiries are reviewed in approximately 2-3 weeks. Full proposals are reviewed in approximately 8-10 weeks. These periods are approximations only. Reviews can take less or more time depending on the proposal.