Frequently Asked Questions about the Howard Chapnick Grant

Do I apply for the Howard Chapnick Grant through this website
Yes. A new fee of $25 USD is applicable from 2018 onward. This fee can be paid through this application website. You will be directed to a google form to submit your proposal after paying the fee here. Simply choose the Chapnick Grant after you register.

Is there any age restriction for applicants?

Can I submit my application by mail?
No, the Smith Fund does not accept applications by regular mail. The initial application is online only.

When will I be notified of the outcome of the Chapnick Grant?
We will send an email notification in late August to all applicants as to the outcome of the first stage of the jurying process.

Does the Smith Fund offer guidance or commentary on the proposals?
No. The Chapnick Grant receives many submissions each year. With only a volunteer staff we cannot advise or offer feedback on submissions or proposals.

Can I submit multiple applications for different projects?
Yes. Individuals can submit multiple proposals.

Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?
Yes. Except where prohibited by law, international applications can be submitted.

Do you still have questions?
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