Application Timeline for Each Award
Seed Grant Application
Growth Grants and Seeding The Future Grand Prize Applicants
To apply for funding, applicants must submit:
U.S. based for-profit organizations must submit
U.S. based non-profit organizations must submit:
Non-profit organizations based outside of the United States must submit:
To ensure equity and fairness in the review process, applicants must have completed all requested materials and submit them by the deadline indicated above. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The Challenge application review process for Seed Grant applicants is executed in three steps and in four steps for Growth Grant and Seeding The Future Grand Prize applicants. The first three steps are the same for all three awards.
Initial Content Screen
During the Initial Content Screen, reviewers will assess and score the quality of each application based on the following criteria, which reflect the Grant Criteria explained above:
Selection Committee Round One
Selection Committee members will assess and score each application based on the following criteria:
Applicants should refer to “About the Grants and Awards” page for details as to what each award application should demonstrate. Additional criteria may be considered.
For Seed Grants: The Selection Committee will review the Seed Grant finalists and vote to determine the Seed Grant awardees. Once Seed Grant awardees are selected, IFT will notify and announce the awardees in October.
For Growth Grants and Seeding The Future Grand Prizes: The Selection Committee may select up to 6 Growth Grant finalists and up to 4 Seeding The Future Grand Prize finalists to advance to the Selection Committee Round Two.
Selection Committee Round Two - for Growth and Seeding The Future Grand Prize Only
During this final state, the Selection Committee will conduct interviews with the Growth Grant and Seeding The Future Grand Prize finalists. Growth Grant and Seeding The Future Grand Prize interview questions may focus on the following topics:
In addition, Seeding The Future Grand Prize interviews may also include the following topics:
Following the interviews, finalists may have the opportunity to submit supplemental materials to IFT as needed. Once all supplemental materials are aggregated and interviews complete, up to 3 Growth Grants winners and up to 2 Seeding The Future Grand Prize winners may be selected. IFT will notify each awardee and then publicly announce the list of awardees.
Award money will be given to each awardee subject to execution of an IFT form of grant agreement. Awardees must execute an IFT form of grant agreement prior to receiving any funds.