Below are a series of frequently asked questions regarding Humanity in Action grant competitions. If you have a question but do not find the answer below, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about Grant Competitions
While we regularly run Grant Competitions, we never guarantee exact dates for future Calls for Proposals. We encourage you to frequently visit the Opportunities section of our website to learn more about our future Grant Competitions.
Yes. Be sure to take advantage of the Bulletin Board on HIA Connect. You can post your idea there and tag it with “Action Projects.” Your idea will then be visible to the Humanity in Action community and delivered by email to all the Fellows and Senior Fellows who subscribe to follow Action Projects.
You may also wish to post a message on the Humanity in Action Facebook page.
Groups should submit only one proposal for their project. You should select one representative from your group to submit your proposal and be the key communicator with Humanity in Action. The application form provides you with an opportunity to list all the members of the group.
Yes. You can apply for funding for a new project. You might also apply for a follow-up or for a continuation of a project that you have already implemented.
If you are confident to have completed major components of the project by then, please do apply.
Please do not hesitate to contact us (email: email@example.com) to discuss this before submitting your proposal. We are happy to speak to you about your idea and give you advice about your proposal.
Yes, we also fund projects that rely on artistic measures to bring about societal change.
Please click here to see the complete application form. Before you apply, you should be sure to develop a plan and preliminary budget for your project. Key questions to keep in mind when considering your proposal include:
Why is there a need for your project?
Whom will you affect through your work?
What do you intend to achieve?
How will you accomplish your objectives?
How does this project strengthen cooperation with the
Humanity in Action network?
Your budget should anticipate the main expenses associated with your project. For instance, if you intend to host a training workshop, you should consider the cost of renting space, printing PR and workshop materials, renting technical equipment, paying for speakers or trainers, purchasing snacks and drinks, etc. The costs do not need to be exact but they should represent reasonable estimates.
Be sure to consider volunteer (i.e., “in-kind”) contributions too when developing your budget. For instance, can your local community center donate a room? Will a local cafe donate drinks? Might someone in your network with expertise on the topic in question be willing to conduct the workshop on a pro-bono basis? If you list these expenses in your budget, please indicate on the application form that you have secured donations for these items.
No. The maximum grant is 5,000 Euro per project, not per applicant.
Yes, you are very welcome to apply if you have completed your action project by the time you submit your application. Please note that we will not award grants for projects that you intend to develop as your individual action project. If you are in doubt, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, this grant competition is open to Senior Fellows who have completed their Action Projects by the application deadline for this grant competition. If you are a Senior Fellow and have not completed your Action Project, but wish to be considered for funding, you may get in touch with us at email@example.com to discuss your situation on an individual basis. Humanity in Action may in exceptional cases allow Senior Fellows without completed Action Projects to apply so long as they have shown serious progress or are able to offer legitimate reasons for why this is the case.
No, unfortunately this opportunity is limited only to alumni of the organization, i.e. past participants of the Humanity in Action Fellowship or other Professional Fellowships that we offered. If you are collaborating with a Humanity in Action Fellow or Senior Fellow, however, this person may apply for funding for your joint project.