CIAPM Request for Proposals 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of this Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP will serve as a means to identify up to four proof-of-principle Demonstration Projects to improve precision medicine cancer care for low-income patients through collaboration in California. The RFP incorporates criteria to inform selection of the demonstration projects codified by AB 1602, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2016, which establishes Article 6. California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine under Chapter 1.5 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code.

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Application and Review Process - Overview

CIAPM is using a 3-stage peer-review process to identify the most competitive proposals for funding. Please see details of how to apply in the RFP.

Stage 1: Letter of intent to submit a proposal

Applicants should submit a brief letter of intent. Letters should note the expected host institution(s) and co-PIs, provide tentative title and/or brief description (no more than 5 sentences) of the proposal, and give a tentative total budget.

Stage 2: Concept proposals

Applicants should submit short concept proposals. Please see the RFP for details.

Stage 3: Full proposals

The Selection Committee will select a subset of submitted concept proposals to move onto the full proposal stage. Please consult the Full Proposal Submission Process document for guidance on how finalists advancing to the next stage should proceed.

Key dates

Request for Proposals Announced July 2, 2018
Letter of Intent to Submit a Proposal Due July 27, 2018
Concept Proposals Deadline August 15, 2018
Notification of Finalists September 10-17, 2018
Full Proposal Deadline November 2, 2018
Awardees Announced December 10-14, 2018
Projects Commence January, 2019
Duration of Projects 36 months

CIAPM Recommendation for Peer Review Process

As stated in the RFP, the Selection Committee will establish its procedures for reviewing the proposals and making award recommendations. You may download the Peer Review Process that CIAPM will recommend to the Selection Committee.

Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions document for clarifications of the suggested CIAPM RFP 2018 review process.