Criteria for receiving grants as of 2019:

  1. The project involves architecture.
  2. The project makes an impact in the education and development of young people.
  3. The project is characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. The project is small scale, meaning that the FGF grant of max. €2,500 makes a significant contribution to the realization of the project. In other words, without the FGF grant, it would not happen.
  5. The project must serve the common good.
  6. The FGF appreciates work undertaken by volunteers, so the project cannot involve the payment of professionals.
  7. A clearly defined budget.
  8. A willingness – if your project is selected – to contribute to publication on the website and to provide material for this purpose* You also mention our name on all publications you make about your project and inform us about it.

* The secretary of the FGF, ms. Dikkie Scipio, will write a column about (the project of) the winner which will be publiced on this website as well as on Facebook.

Within a year we expect a final publication of the project. If the project is not yet ready within a year, it is also permitted to providea preliminary final publication to us. This information will be shared on the website and Facebook.

The justification of the text remains at its author.

The number of applications has increased recently, though the amount of funding remains the same. Those projects that most closely comply with the criteria, have the greatest chance of receiving the grant. An application should be sent digitally, be short and compelling and be no more than three pages (including any supplementary information).The applications are reviewed quarterly. At the end of every quarter in the calendar year the FGF board will assess applications within two to three weeks. Please note therefore, that applications received in the early part of the quarter will need to be about projects that can only be realized after at least 3½ months. Only one project will be funded per quarter year.

We exercise the utmost care in selecting projects and realize that we will also have to disappoint people, certainly when the quality of projects are so comparatively close.

At the end of each quarter applicants will be informed of the winning project. The decisions are final and will not be subject to discussion.

Do you graduate from the Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst (RAvB) and do you believe your graduation project provides new insights into your subject matter? Do you have a fresh new perspective and do you think your design can make a difference? In short, are you master of your arena? Then make sure you get nominated for De Meester, the new encouragement award for architecture and urban design.

1st quarter 2019: 31 march
2nd quarter 2019: 30 june
3rd quarter 2019: 30 september
4th quarter 2019: 31 december