Instructions to begin TMU Initial Inquiry
TMU has recently updated its online application. The application process is divided into 2 stages: 1) the initial inquiry, 2) the full application. Once the initial inquiry is submitted, you will be notified of the status of your project within two-weeks (14 business days) after the Initial Inquiry deadline. If, after submitting an Initial Inquiry online, a project then is invited to submit a full proposal, you will receive notification from TMU via e-mail, which will contain login credentials to the grantee portal. There you will be able to track the status of your application.
To begin an Initial Inquiry, click here.
Who Can Apply
While the Initial Inquiry may be made by an individual or institution in any of the countries in which TMU is active, the Final Proposal must be submitted by an American nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, as TMU does not make grants directly to institutions or individuals abroad.
To be able to submit a Final Proposal, you must submit an Initial Inquiry. The deadlines for Initial Inquiries are:
TMU’s Board meets to review Final Proposals twice a year. Board review meetings are typically held four months after the deadlines for receiving Final Proposals, which are:
February 1 (with notification by mid-May)
August 1 (with notification by mid-November)
*If you submit an initial inquiry on November 1 and are asked to submit a full proposal, you will need to fill out the final proposal by February 1. The Board will meet in May of that year and you will be notified thereafter. Your project must start AFTER July 1 of that year.
**If you submit an initial inquiry on May 1 and are asked to submit a full proposal, you will need to fill out the final proposal by August 1. The Board will meet in November of that year and you will be notified thereafter. Your project must start AFTER January 1 of the FOLLOWING year.