When To Apply

For the May grant round, concept papers must be submitted by December 1. If accepted, full proposals are due February 15th.

For the November grant round, concept papers must be submitted by June 1. If accepted, full proposals are due August 15th.   

 

How To Apply

Step 1: Concept Paper

The Foundation may receive grant proposals from unsolicited sources as well as from organizations with which we have been in contact. However, our preference is for an initial concept paper with subsequent communication between the grant applicant and Program staff as the grant proposal is being developed.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at any point in the process to discuss their project.

Concept papers and applications are submitted through our online grant application system located at https://gerberfoundation.smartsimple.com

Information required in the concept paper can be located under the “Concept Paper Format” tab on this website.

Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 of each year. Determination of interest in receiving a full proposal is generally made within three weeks.

Step 2: Full Proposal

Once the concept paper is approved for a full proposal, you will receive an email from the online grant application system to begin the full application. Return to your portal on the system to begin your full application. Full proposals can only be submitted after approval of a concept paper.

Information required for a full application can be located under the “Full Proposal Format” tab on this website.

Applications are submitted through our online grant application system located at https://gerberfoundation.smartsimple.com

 
Full proposals are due February 15th or August 15th of each year with grant approval or denial determined by the end of May or November, respectively.

 

Step 3: Funding Decision

Only proposals reviewed and recommended by Foundation subcommittees will be considered by the Board for approval. External expert reviewers are utilitized where necessary to ensure that proposals meet standards of high quality and effective research. The Board is comprised of professionals from both medical and non-medical fields. The Board ensures that the portfolio of funded projects represent the current mission of the Foundation. Notifications of project approval or denial are made via the application system by email.

 

Basis for Funding Decision

The Foundation Board ensures that the Foundation's portfolio of funded projects is of high quality and represents the Foundation's mission. The Board reviews committee and other review recommendations and makes funding decisions based on the Foundation's priorities and objectives.