RESEARCH AWARDS: ALL AWARDS: How to Prepare and Submit an Application

These instructions provide all of the information that you need to submit an application. Submitting an application is a multi-step process. You will interact with the Arts Endowment's website, Grants.gov, and the Arts Endowment's Applicant Portal. We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.

NOTICE: The Research Awards application deadline has been extended to help applicants dealing with the effects of COVID-19.

These are the new dates:

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov April 13, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Part 1 deadline has been extended.

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens
Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal April 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to April 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Part 2 dates to submit materials have been changed.

If you have questions about your application please contact nearesearchgrants@arts.gov

1. Part 1 – Submit to Grants.gov:

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens.

2. View the Guidelines Online Presentation:

  • The presentation will feature an overview of the funding opportunities and tips for applicants. Watch the presentation.

3. View the NEA Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

4. Part 2 – Submit to the Applicant Portal:

5. Application updates after submission:

Send new information that significantly affects your application (such as changes in project personnel, confirmed funding commitments, or IRB status) as soon as possible to the staff. Remember to include your organization’s name and National Endowment for the Arts application number.

If you have questions about your application, contact the staff at nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.