How to Apply

Before deciding to apply, please read the Fellowships & Grants overview and the guidelines specific to each program to see if you are eligible.

The summaries below describe important application dates and the materials required for each program. After reviewing this information you may click the link at the bottom of the page to access ACC’s application system. You may register for an account in the system at any time, but application forms can only be accessed during the open application period.

Application Steps

  1. Access ACC’s application system (linked at the bottom of this page). Register for a new account or login to an existing account.
  2. Once logged in to the system, select “View grants”, choose grants for individuals, and press Apply Now. Complete the following tasks and submit your application:
  • Eligibility form: answer general questions to confirm your eligibility
  • Application form: provide your contact details, background/qualifications, proposal, and budget
  • Letters of recommendation: provide the names and email addresses of two individuals who will provide recommendation letters on your behalf. Those individuals will be added to the application system and sent instructions for uploading letters of recommendation.
  • Work Samples (optional): submit images, video, or text of your past work

Please add application@accny.org to your email account’s safe senders list, to make sure you can receive updates and notices about your application. Also ask your recommenders to do the same, and inform them that they will receive automated communications and instructions from ACC.

Important Dates

ACC holds one application cycle per year. Deadlines may change slightly each year, but they will follow the general timeline described below, with the application opening in September and awards announced in June. Dates for the next application cycle will be updated here before the application opens each September.

September 16, 2019 Application opens
November 7, 2019 Deadline to submit an application
November 21, 2019 Deadline for recommenders to submit letters of recommendation
April 1, 2020 Deadline for Graduate Scholarship applicants to confirm acceptance to an academic program
June 1, 2020 Award decisions finalized and applicants notified of results
June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Funding period (fellowship/grant travel must begin in this period)

 

Application Steps

  1. Access ACC’s application system (linked at the bottom of this page). Register for a new account or login to an existing account.
  2. Once logged in to the system, select “View grants”, choose organization/project grant, and press Apply Now. Complete the following tasks and submit your application:
  • Eligibility form: answer general questions to confirm your eligibility
  • Letter of Inquiry (LOI): provide your organization's contact details, a brief summary of the proposed project, and a preliminary budget

ACC will review LOIs and notify applicants whether they have been invited to submit a full application. Your organization’s primary contact should add application@accny.org to their email account’s safe senders list, to make sure they can receive updates and notices from ACC.

3. If invited to submit an application, login to the system, select your submission, and complete the following additional tasks:

  • Application form: provide contact details, organizational background, a project proposal, project participant bios, and a budget
  • Work samples (optional): submit images, video, or text of the project participant(s)’ past work

Important Dates

ACC holds one application cycle per year. Deadlines may change slightly each year, but they will follow the general timeline described below, with the application opening in September and awards announced in June. Dates for the next application cycle will be updated here before the application opens each September.

September 16, 2019 Application opens
November 7, 2019 Deadline to submit a letter of inquiry
December 9, 2019 Select organizations invited to submit an application
January 9, 2020 Deadline for applications from invited organizations
June 1, 2020 Award decisions finalized and applicants notified of results
June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Funding period (project participant travel must begin in this period)

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