Frequently Asked Questions - Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
No, you may submit the application as soon as you are finished with it. Check the status of your letters by logging in to your account and using the “track references” link.
The committee will consider proposals that involve a small amount of archival work. Projects heavily archival in nature or museum based will normally not be considered for an award.
No, letters of support are due before the application deadline (see the program page for the exact date). As soon as you fill in the contact information for your letter writers, the system will send a message to them containing complete instructions on how to submit a letter on your behalf. You may want to fill in this section before completing the rest of the application in order to give your letter writers ample time to compose and submit their letters.
No, the proposal will not be available to the letter writers at that time. The best approach is to send them a copy of your statement or otherwise discuss the project with them ahead of the deadline.