Part 1 - Submit to

March 29, 2021

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

Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal

April 1-8, 2021

Earliest Announcement of Award or Rejection

November 2021

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

Research Grants in the Arts: January 1, 2022

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