Apply Online

We are back! We have spent much of the summer migrating from GIFTS Classic to Blackbaud Grantmaking (formerly GIFTS Online). While there is still much to do behind the scenes during this cycle, we are at the point where we can make our application links LIVE!

Please keep some things in mind:

These application forms are copied from our previous forms with minor modifications. Though we have tested and retested, we do expect to discover some issues along the way. So, if you find an error or a problem, please save your work (click Save and Finish Later) and then send us an email at to let us know what you are experiencing. Please write “Application Issue” in the subject line of your email. You can even forward us the email that you receive when you save your work to help us understand what is happening. We will then investigate.

The application deadline is August 1st. While we hope to stick to this deadline, we understand that our change in deadline may have consequences when it comes to field seasons, your advisor’s travel, internet issues, etc. Please do not fret if the deadline will not work for you or if you encounter problems with the system as the deadline approaches. Send us an email, and we will handle each one on a case by case basis.

Finally, if you encounter an error when clicking the link, that probably means we are down for quick maintenance. Please check back.

And as always, please consult the detailed application instructions page before applying.

We wish you the best this cycle!

Here are your links:

I am a PhD Candidate, and I am submitting a new application.

I am a PhD Candidate, and I am resubmitting an application.

I have a PhD, and I am submitting a new application.

I have a PhD, and I am resubmitting an application.