How to Apply

When can we apply?
There are two application periods per year:
February 15 – March 15 
September 15 – October 15  

Please read our Programme Guidelines carefully before applying. 

How to we submit an application?
You must log in to apply. If it’s the first time you are submitting an application, the Swedish partner can get the partnership’s log in details from the online application section. Alternatively, the Swedish partner can request log in details by emailing us at partnership@icld.se. Once you have logged in, you can either create a new application, or edit an existing one. Everyone within a single organization/partnership has the same user account, irrespective of the project on which they are working. 

You can also find links to the application forms below - in case you want to read through the applications forms before receiving your application log in details. 

What do we do with appendices?
The online application form will clearly state which appendices are required for the various types of application. You can upload all of the appendices required under the Appendices tab. The appendices that require signatures should be scanned in and uploaded, which also ensures that you retain the original documents. 

Application forms

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