by H. Gregory
You may have heard from your fellow grant seekers that last month The Leakey Foundation temporarily removed the links to apply for a research grant. We also changed the application deadline for our fall cycle to August 1st. Well, I am happy to report that we are back up and running! We have officially migrated to the cloud version of our granting software, now called Grantmaking. This new system will allow us to continually improve our granting process, including how we communicate with you. So, what might you as grant seekers or grantees expect moving forward while working with The Leakey Foundation?
Grantee Portal – The same account you created in order to apply still exists. In fact, that account will be where you can upload the required documents for your grant when the time comes. You will receive automated emails to remind you when your requirements are near due and when they are overdue. We believe this will be a much easier process than before. Don’t worry if you don’t remember where or how to log in. We will send links and instructions.
Reviewer Portal – If you review for The Leakey Foundation, the interface you use to read the proposals and enter your review(s) will be much improved. (If you review for other funding agencies, you may have already experienced it.) We hope you will find your navigation experience to be much more intuitive.
New Online Applications – As you probably know, we currently utilize online application forms for our research grants. In the coming months we will be rolling out online forms for our Baldwin Fellowships also. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about a few new granting programs at The Leakey Foundation. These programs will have online applications as well.
Thank you for stopping by and reading our update. We look forward to working with you!