Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit a paper application?
No. BWF requires that all applications for this program be submitted electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Can I change my application once submitted?
No. Once your application is submitted, it cannot be changed.
Can Letters of Collaboration be included in the application?
No. Collaborative situations can be described in the five-page Project Plan - there is no need for individual collaborative letters.
How serious are you about the page limit on the project plan?
All applicants must stay within the set five-page limit or the application will be rejected.
Does the bibliography count toward the five-page maximum Research Plan?
No. It is considered part of the required supporting materials. Abbreviations should be limited in the text.
Is there a font or margin requirement for the research plan?
Use standard 11- or 12-point type for the text. The text must be single-spaced, with a one-half inch or larger margins on all sides.
Accessing the Application
Do I need to complete my application in one session?
No, you can start an application and return at a later time to complete the application. When beginning a new application, you are required to establish a ProposalCentral log-in and password if you do not already have one. At any time during the application process, you may click the "save" button, exit the application, and return at a later time.
I forgot my user id and/or password. What should I do?
For a forgotten password or user ID, visit the BWF grant application system and click the forgotten password link.
I completed my application. How do I submit it?
Once the application is complete, proceed with the following steps:
- Click “Validate” on the sidebar to see if any errors are identified. All information must be provided prior to application submission.
- If there are no missing items in the application, click on the SUBMIT link on the sidebar. Click the blue SUBMIT button. The application is NOT submitted until you complete this step.
- Applications submissions must occur prior to 3:00 pm (EST) on the day of the deadline. The submit button will disappear after that time. Applicants should receive a confirmation email once your application is submitted. If you do not receive this email, please reach out to BWF.
If I’m having trouble with the electronic application, whom can I contact for help?
For questions about the electronic application, please contact Darcy Lewandowski via email or by phone at 919-991-5132.