Social Concerns and World Conflict
The Dr. Eliyahu M Goldratt Foundation is a non-profit
organization organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to
fund fellowships and grants to innovate practical applications and broaden the
advancement of knowledge of the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Dr. Goldratt’s
life goal was to teach the world to think and to make TOC the main way to
The Foundation wants to increase the awareness of TOC potential, increase the credibility of the TOC processes and generate excitement about TOC through new, significant successes. The process of on-going improvement is best served when TOC extends its application into new domains, improves its implementation methods, simplifies its tools, widens its applicability, deepens the understanding of TOC principles and applies its tools to achieve important social goals.
About the Goldratt Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Foundation recognizes that significant financial limitations can limit or block some innovative development of the TOC body of knowledge or delay applying TOC in social, educational, and other humanitarian areas. The Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt Foundation provides grants to accelerate projects that have demonstrated expertise, desire and opportunity to apply the Theory of Constraints. These grants are provided to encourage continual development, ease implementations and expand TOC into new areas. The grants are awarded annually in areas of high interest to the TOC community. Applications that use TOC to improve and extend other proven (non-TOC) solutions, to support social goals or to address significant development of current TOC proven solutions are encouraged.
Award Period and Amount
How To Apply
Formatting and Technical Requirements
- Double spaced (Project Abstract, Summary Data Sheet and charts may be single space)
- 8½ x 11 inch or DIN A4 page size
- One inch or 3 cm margins • Type no smaller than 11 point, Arial font
- Page numbers
- Project Narrative: no more than 2 pages
- Word processing documents must be in the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc or docx), PDF files (.pdf), or Text Documents (.txt)
- Summary Data Sheet
- Project Narrative
- Financial ManagementApplications must address each section and include the detailed information outlined below in the specified section of their application.
- Name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address for the authorized representative.
- Name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address for the grant point-of-contact.
- Project title.
- The duration of the project
- The award amount requested.
- What the award amount will be used for
- State the goals and objectives of the proposal.
- Provide a summary of activities that will be undertaken to accomplish the project goals and objectives as outlined in the Project Scope section and provide a corresponding timeline for the completion of each activity.
Who Will Implement the Project (35 Points)? This section must include the information below.
- Identify organizations and individuals who will implement the project and describe the role of each. Provide the percentage of time each individual will devote to the project. · Describe the capacity of the organization/s to undertake the project.
- Describe the proposed staffing (including consultants) needed for the project.
- List the qualifications and experience of proposed staff/consultants. (Note: Staff/consultants must have experience in TOC) Please include resumes and any certifications.
Applicants may partner with one or more organizations to ensure the appropriate expertise is available to implement the project successfully. If partnering with other organizations, applicants are required to submit letters of support from those partners. Letters should describe the partners’ role in the project, as well as their commitment to the collaboration. Applicants should only submit letters from partners who would receive funding through the award or from organizations that are essential to the implementation of the project. It is strongly recommended that the letters of support not be presented as form letters written by the applicant and simply signed by the partnering organization/s. Please note that The Foundation may request a signed Memorandum of Understanding among project partners prior to making an award if it is deemed necessary to clarify the roles and responsibilities of each partner. If applicable, the letters of support shall be submitted as attachments.
- Identify and describe how the proposed assistance will be delivered. Examples of delivery methods can include group training sessions, teleconference and video conference; web-casting; local, regional or national meetings; focus groups; conferences; train-the-trainer sessions.
- Explain why these methods have been selected.
- Explain how these methods match the needs of the target audience.
- What will the funds awarded be applied towards?
- Will all funds awarded under this program be maintained in a manner that they will be accounted for separately and distinctly from other sources of revenue/funding?
- Does the applicant have written accounting policies and procedures? The Foundation may request a copy for review during the application/award process or as part of the grant monitoring process.
- Is the applicant’s financial management system able to track actual expenditures and outlays with budgeted amounts for each grant or sub grant?
- Does the applicant have effective internal controls in place to adequately safeguard grant assets and to ensure that they are used solely for authorized purposes? Please provide a brief description.
- Is the individual primarily responsible for fiscal and administrative oversight of grant awards familiar with the applicable grants management rules, principles, and regulations?
- The work is with a non-profit organization aiming to achieve social goals in the area of social need or conflict resolution in a conflict zone.
- It is a real project already approved – grants must be used for an actual implementation not for knowledge development or an attempt to get agreement by organizations to implement.
- TOC is used as a main tool to achieve project objectives.
- TOC is acknowledged as such a main contributor by the organization (especially by its leadership).
- Tangible results that are already validated through controlled experiments / proof-of-concept pilot studies.
All foundation grantees are required to submit regular progress reports, at least on a quarterly basis. A failure to provide regular progress updates as prescribed in the grant allocation contract results in the scholarship being terminated and may also result in the obligation to reimburse any mounts that were already paid out to the grantee.
At this time applications are taken on an open Submission basis. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application submission within 30 days.
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Marcia Hutchinson, at (720) 878-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.