Yes and No— Your signed application must be received by The CIRI Foundation prior to the deadline to be considered for funding. There are no exceptions. Necessary documentation may be submitted after the deadline in support of a signed application as long as you meet the conditional deadline.

Your signed application must be received by The CIRI Foundation prior to the deadline to be considered for funding.

  • For online applications, the signature is electronic. You must hit “Finish” to transmit an application to The CIRI Foundation. You will know this worked when an automatically generated confirmation email is sent to the account associated with your online profile.
  • For paper applications, you must complete and sign your application and fax, mail, email, or deliver the signed application to The CIRI Foundation. It is your responsibility to ensure the application is received by The CIRI Foundation prior to the deadline.

Once an application is received, it is reviewed and you receive an acknowledgement email noting if the application is complete or incomplete. The acknowledgement email contains a list of any additional documents necessary to complete the application. You may submit additional necessary documentation after the deadline as long as your signed application was received on time.

While additional time to submit all requested information is granted, applicants are encouraged to submit all requested information in a timely manner. If you are granted a conditional deadline for requested information and/or necessary documents, the conditional deadline is when all information must be received by The CIRI Foundation to avoid cancellation of an award.