Cullen Foundation runs two open grant cycles each year. The winter grant cycle begins in January and the summer grant cycle begins in July. Scroll below to join our mailing list. This will notify you of the deadlines for upcoming grant cycles.


Summer 2019 Grant Cycle

July 1, 2019: Letter of Intent (LOI) stage opens. LOI’s are accepted on a rolling basis between July 1st and July 26th. Once an LOI is approved, the applicant may proceed to the Full Application phase. Cullen Foundation strongly encourages early submissions so that each request may receive adequate time for review.

July 1 - July 19, 2019: All applicants must schedule a phone call with Cullen staff prior to submitting an LOI. This phone call will indicate your organization's intent to apply and provide an overview of the program for which you are applying. (Note: new requirement for Summer 2019 cycle)

July 26, 2019: LOI phase closes at 5:00pm Eastern Time*. Applicants will be notified within 1 week whether they advance to the Full Application phase.

August 23, 2019: Deadline for full applications at 5:00pm Eastern Time*. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

October 2019: Cullen Foundation will notify applicants of grant decisions.

December 2019: Payment will be distributed to grantees.

*Please note that all submissions must be deemed complete prior to the 5pm deadline. For this reason, it is strongly advised to submit 2-3 days in advance in order for staff to review and verify that the LOI/application is completed accurately and sufficiently. If information is missing and/or the submission is incomplete, it will be sent back to the applicant to be completed in its entirety prior to the 5pm deadline.


Cullen Fellows 2019

May 1, 2019: Applications available

June 15, 2019: Applications due

August 1, 2019: Notification letters sent to new Fellows

September 1, 2019: Payment will be distributed to grantee organizations

September 1, 2019: Fellow activities begin