Applying for a Research Grant

The first step in getting an IAP Grant is to complete the Preliminary Application and send it to IAP for evaluation.

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Please click to get the Preliminary Application.

Once your Preliminary Application for an IAP Research Grant has been accepted, you will be contacted by your assigned IAP Senior Fellow and asked to prepare a formal proposal.

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The format for a successful proposal has been developed over many years, and the Proposal Guidelines may be obtained by clicking the icon.

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To see a sample formal proposal based on these guidelines that was successful in winning a grant from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, click the icon.

The final step is to execute a Research Grant Agreement. Examples below:


Expense reimbursement guidelines – What the IAP will pay for?