Theme Proposal Timelines

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Below is an outline of the anticipated timeline for our current competition. 

Not all proposals worthy of funding can necessarily be funded in a given year. The annual cycle will provide opportunity for their timely resubmission.

February 2023 Competition Timeline


January 13, 2023

The Academy Steering Committee put out a call for Letters-of-Intent (LOIs).

February 27, 2023

Letters-of-Intent are due by noon. By mid-March, the Steering Committee will have reviewed LOIs and invite successful principal applicants—usually the theme leaders—to submit a full theme proposal.

June 12, 2023

Full proposals will be due.

Early to mid-July, 2023

The Academic Steering Committee will interview principal applicants.

August-September, 2023

Successful principal applicants will be notified.

January 1, 2024, September 1, 2024 or January 1, 2025

Official first day of theme and core team activities.