The Institute funds both solicited and non-solicited proposals. Nothing herein shall create any obligation to fund any proposal. Nor shall anything herein create any obligation to respond to proposals, whether solicited or not.

All decisions to fund are at the discretion of the Board of Directors, or, through delegation of the Board, at the discretion of the Executive Director.

As the mission of the Institute is educational in nature, the final results of all funding (e.g. report, paper, other knowledge generation) must be freely and widely available.

All funding is pursuant to a contract, grant agreement, or other legally-binding agreement.

The Institute generally will not fund:

  • Events (unless ancillary to an otherwise funded project)
  • Advocacy
  • Projects where the knowledge created can not be shared widely or is only available at a cost
  • Projects which will cost more than $100,000 in Institute funds.

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