Project selection and grant-making decision

For ongoing calls for projects the selection process will ideally last six months, from submission of the project proposal (step one) to the decision on the project application (step two), for annual calls about three months. The board of trustees will make the grant-making decision based on the core criteria and the strategic objectives of the areas of activity.

The available support budget is always exceeded many times over by the demand for funding. This means that at all levels of the submission process there needs to be a selection process based on the core project support criteria. At the very end, the board of trustees draws up a ranking list. Many projects inevitably have their applications for support from Gebert Rüf Stiftung turned down with the verdict “approved but not funded”. You will be notified as soon as the board of trustees of Gebert Rüf Stiftung reaches a decision on your project.

There can be no question of any applications for re-examination or reconsideration; no correspondence will be entered into on the subject of negative grant-making decisions.