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 I receive a copy of my online application form?
You can print a copy of your application as you are completing the online application form by clicking the "Printer Friendly Version" link at the top of the page. You may also click the "Email Draft" link to email a copy of the application. Note that BWF does not accept emailed applications.
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 log-in and password. At any time during the application process, you may click the "save and finish later" 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.
How are attachments submitted?
All attachments must be submitted as one PDF file and uploaded to the online application.
I completed my application. How do I submit it?
Once the application has been completed, all attachments have been uploaded, click the "Review and Submit" button at the bottom of the last page of the application. Review your application. If the application is not missing required items, a “Submit” button will be available at the bottom of the page. If a submit button is not available, the application is missing (one or more) required fields or attachments. Any missing items should be noted in red near the top of the page. Once you have completed all required items and clicked the “Submit” button, you will receive an email confirmation.
If I’m having trouble with the electronic application, whom can I contact for help?
For questions with the electronic application, please contact Darcy Lewandowski via email or by phone (919) 991-5132.