Why are some deadlines so short?
We understand that some deadlines do not allow some grantseekers enough time to prepare their proposals. Grantmakers vary in the time frames they offer, ranging from as short as two weeks to as much as six months. Others change their deadlines every year, making it a challenge to find their information. Deadlines are set by grant makers. Unfortunately, TVG does not have any influence on when deadlines are set. We will, on a consistent basis every ten days, update the database, as much as possible.
Tip: Lots of grantmakers have recurring annual or biannual deadlines. Some of them even offer fixed annual deadlines (e.g., always on the 1st of March). If you miss a deadline you can still use the application criteria and guidelines to prepare your application for the next year, thus get a headstart. This extra preparation might even be useful for other calls for proposals that you find in the future, because it helps you to better structure your projects.