Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Doris Duke: Building Bridges 2014-2015 Grants Program

Program Summary

The Building Bridges 2014-15 Grants Program will support nonprofit organizations in their work to plan and implement cultural programs or projects intended to increase public knowledge and understanding of current day Muslim societies through arts or media-based experiences.

The program will support projects that create current-day, immersive, interactive, collaborative and/or engaging experiences tailored to the needs and interests of target audience(s).
Organizations may submit only one application in each grant-making round.  Organizations that received a grant in the 2013 funding round are eligible to apply again in this round.  If selected in this second round, the two cumulative grants will not exceed more than $300,000. Projects must take place within the United States.
Projects and Areas Not Funded
Informational Webinars
Informational webinars will be held two times for all applicants on Wednesday, July 16 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one webinar, as each will be an opportunity to learn about the Building Bridges grants program and the application process in more detail as well and answer any questions the application process. 
Award Information
A total of $1,500,000 will be awarded for projects and programs that begin in  March 2015.  Grants in the amounts of $25,000 to $300,000 will be awarded for projects and  programs over 1 to 3 years, depending on the need of the project. Grants may support up to 75% of the total program or project budget. The total grant requested  may not exceed 25% of the organization’s annual expenses. Organizations that received a  grant in the 2013 funding round are eligible to apply again in this round. However, if  selected in this second round, cumulative grants will not exceed more than $300,000. 
Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria.  Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions.  Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1.  A two-page CV
2.  A description of the proposed research. It should have the following elements:
  • A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
  • A description of the proposed project (no more than four pages in length).  Additional pages may be added for references. 
  • Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's letter of interest deadline of Friday, August 15, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED06/20/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF12/05/2014
Date Due to Sponsor12/12/2014 By invitation only
Required LOI Due Date08/15/2014
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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