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Institute commitments

In assessing the applications for a grant, the Swarovski Foundation Institute commits to:

• treating Institute Applicants with fairness and consistency;
• complying with all laws, regulations and Swarovski Foundation policies with • respect to awarding grants of this nature, including those relating to bribery and corruption;
• selecting Institute Applicants based on the Swarovski Foundation’s governance processes; 
• respecting different cultures and backgrounds;
• being responsible, transparent and accountable in awarding the grant(s);
• not unlawfully discriminating against Institute Applicants; and
• avoiding actual or perceived conflicts of interest.  

Institute Applicant commitments

In making an application for the grant, the Institute Applicant:

• warrants that he or she is a human individual who has applied for the grant only on behalf of himself/herself and not for or in collaboration with any other organisation, government body or company;

• warrants that prior to making the application for the grant, he or she has no direct affiliation with the Swarovski Foundation, a member of the Swarovski Executive Board, or the Swarovski Group and affiliated companies;


• shall ensure that he or she fully complies with all national laws applicable in the country where the Institute Recipient lives with respect to grants of this nature; and


• warrants that he or she has no affiliation or connection with any business related to terrorist or criminal activity;

• agrees that he or she shall not do anything by act or omission which may bring the Swarovski Foundation or the Swarovski Foundation Institute into disrepute; and

• acknowledges that the decision of awarding of the grant shall be made at the sole and absolute discretion of the Swarovski Foundation Institute and that no expectation or right to the award of grant moneys has accrued to the Institute Application under common law or equity.

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