These grants are intended for front-line persons associated with organizations who need to purchase academic publications or
research materials that are:
behind paywalls and/or very costly
of significant value for understanding one or more “burning questions”
Applicants should be prepared to:
list the publications, sources of data, materials, etc. that they need to purchase
explain briefly how these materials help to deepen their understanding of one or more burning question(s) and/or help them with their work
say whether they intend to share what they learn from the materials purchased with the mini-grants with those outside their organizations
Grants are given to organizations, not private individuals.
Front-line organizations in all countries can apply for these grants.
Each grant’s minimum is $300 and maximum is $3,000. Applications can be made multiple times each year, but the total amount of grants requested by an applicant in a 12-month period
cannot exceed $3,000 unless in exceptional circumstances.
Inquiries and applications for grants are accepted year-round. But notification of results and distribution of grants to successful applicants are made only four times each year (in early
April, early June, late October, late December).