If the preliminary application is accepted by the Foundation, an invitation is issued to make a formal application.

Applicants receive the special form for a «Formal Application».
This formal application must then be prepared and submitted in English.

For the structuring of this formal application, the guidelines given under the heading «Preliminary Application» also apply. Usually one or more contacts take place before the formal application is submitted. These talks offer the opportunity of discussing in more detail special components of the project or to lay down conditions. The applicant then has approximately four weeks to formulate an application and to prepare the documentation needed. The decision on the formal application is usually taken at the next meeting of the Board of the Foundation. Dates of Board Meetings are given on the page showing application schedules