open rfp -- Full proposal
For the 40 finalists only
Due Date for Completed Proposals: September 15, 2005
Guidelines: One original and eleven copies of all materials (including any appendices) must be submitted by mail and postmarked by September 15, 2005. In addition, please submit an electronic copy of the cover sheet and budget summary sheets in Microsoft Excel and all other application materials in Microsoft Word on a cd-rom or by email to: [email protected]. This would include the detailed research agenda, as well as all other required documents.
Content: The following is a description of submission items that will be required for all full proposals:
Page Limits: Please adhere to the page limits described above.
Cover Sheet: Please fill out the cover sheet and attach it to the top of the proposal. The cover sheet can be downloaded here. This form was created in a Microsoft Excel format and you should feel free to adjust this template by adding or deleting lines according to your organization’s needs when answering our request for information.
Budget Summary Sheet: Please copy the budget summary sheet and create a budget summary for each 6-month period indicating the dates of the proposed funding period (i.e. 1/1/06 – 6/30/06) at the top of the sheet. The budget summary sheet can be downloaded here. This form was created in a Microsoft Excel format and you should feel free to adjust this template by adding or deleting lines according to your organization’s needs when answering our request for information.
You must also create a CUMULATIVE budget summary for the 24-month period and a narrative budget justification. Please explain the costs associated with each line item from the CUMULATIVE budget summary only (you do not have to justify each 6 month period separately). There is no page limit but you are encouraged to be succinct.
The application must include a request for funds for the principal investigator or a co-investigator to attend two conferences in the Philadelphia area for project discussion. One conference will be in early 2006 and the other will be in early 2007. You should budget approximately $800 per investigator, per conference. Other members of the research team may also attend for the same cost but at least one member of the group, preferably the principal investigator, must attend.
Supplemental Materials: This section is created for all other relevant information that you may wish to submit for consideration. You may include brochures from programs your organization runs, website addresses that your organization manages, supplementary material on those who will be performing this work, research articles that demonstrate your knowledge of the target audience and their interests, or any other relevant materials not detailed above.
Grant Award: Approximately 10 proposals will be approved and awarded a grant of approximately $150,000 for a period of 24 months. Approval may be contingent upon minor adjustments to the proposal before the final award letter is sent out. The award letter will stipulate all terms and conditions of payment. All applicants will be notified of their status by November 15, 2005 , and approved projects will commence January 1, 2006.