A typical award period is as follows:
|Issue Request for Proposals||April 1|
|Summary Proposal Submission Deadline||September 30|
|Announcement of Shortlist||January 1|
|Final Proposal Submission Deadline||January 31|
|Announcement of the Grant Nominees||April 1|
The UN has been the most successful peace preserving and mediation institution even though its budget is only a small fraction, approximately 1.8 percent, of the global military spending.