How does it work? (closed) THIS CALL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. The next call will open on 14th of April through 14th of May 2017. You can submit your application for financial support via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an confirmation of receipt within a week. The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 February 2017. The applications submitted in response to this call will be reviewed in two rounds. First round (results announced on Monday 6 March 2017) During the first round, all applications will be reviewed on: (1) the alignment with the objectives, pillars, priorities and core values of the Democracy and Media Foundation. (2) the added value compared to other initiatives, whether financed by the Democracy and Media Foundation or not, that cover similar themes and have similar priorities. Applicants will receive the results of the first round per email on Monday 6 March 2017 at the latest. Due to the large number of applicants, all decisions will be communicated per standard message. Second round (results announced on Thursday 13 April 2017) We may invite applicants for a personal interview during the second round. We may also consult external experts and referees for advice on the applications at hand. The Democracy and Media Foundation will make its definitive decision based on all input (the application, the possible interview with the applicant and the feedback of consulted experts and referees). Applicants will receive the final verdict of the second round on Thursday 13 April 2017. Applicants should therefor bear in mind that projects can only start after 13 April 2017. Due to the large number of applicants, all decisions will be communicated per standard message. Request for reconsideration The Democracy and Media Foundation is a financially independent institution that makes its own considerations when providing financial support. Applicants who feel their proposal has been rejected on demonstrably false grounds can submit a (digital) written request for reconsideration to the director the Democracy and Media Foundation. They will receive an answer within six weeks. Find more information on requesting support here.