Application & Documentation

Grant proposals are submitted and reviewed on a continuous basis. The Foundation Board meets twice a year (in spring and autumn) to decide on the grant proposals that have successfully passed the evaluation process. These meetings are preceded by a processing time of about three months. We therefore recommend that you submit your proposal in good time, as grants will not be awarded in arrears. The Foundation Office will confirm the receipt of the proposal and inform the applicant of the estimated duration of the evaluation process.

Please send your proposal including application form and related attachments as PDF files to kulturstiftung@ubs.com. Please note that there is a 15 MB attachment size limit and that download links to file hosting services (Dropbox, iCloud, WeTransfer etc.) cannot be accepted. However, larger files can be received in a WinZip format.

If you are unsure of whether you meet the criteria, please call or email for clarification before applying.

A grant proposal should render a comprehensive picture of the proposed project and therefore must include the following items:

• Accompanying letter

• Fully completed application form

• Project summary (max. 2 A4 pages) including title, contents, aims, applicant, time and cost frame, funding area, requested grant sum

• Project description in detail and budget plan (except in visual arts)

SwissFoundations, the Association of Swiss Grant-making Foundations, has published a guide containing general recommendations for grant applications. The recommendations are available as download  (in German or French).