FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are the submission deadlines?


The board of trustees meets four times a year for award allocation sessions. As a rule, two sessions which means approximately half a year, are needed to complete the two-phase project evaluation process (a positive evaluated project proposal leads to an invitation for submitting a project application).

Submission deadlines for proposals and applications are:
  • December 1st
  • February 1st (proposals)/March 1st (applications)
  • May 1st (proposals)/15th (applications)
  • September 1st

Detailed information for gradual procedure

Who decides?


All support decisions are made by the board of trustees. It receives advice from the foundation’s management. The decisions are normally based on advisory reports and evaluation reviews.

The member of the board of trustees
The executive team

How quickly are decisions made?


On proposals usually decisions are as follows:
  • early of February (submitted until December 1st of the previous year);
  • early of May (submitted until February 1st);
  • early of July (submitted until May 1st);
  • early of November (submitted until September 1st).

On applications the terms are as follows:
  • early of February (submitted until December 1st of the previous year);
  • early of May (submitted until February 1st);
  • early of July (submitted until May 15st);
  • early of November (submitted until September 1st).

Can applicants appeal against decisions?


Gebert Rüf Stiftung is a private grant-making body. Applicants cannot claim any entitlement to support. The board of trustees does not enter into any correspondence on the subject of grant-making decisions. Nor is it under any obligation to give detailed grounds for its decisions. Applicants cannot appeal against decisions, nor is there any procedure for requesting that applications be reconsidered.