- Challenge Grant Opportunity Announcement and Call for Letters of Intent posted: December 14, 2011
- Letters of Intent due: January 13, 2012
- Letter of Intent review period: January 13, 2012 - February 3, 2012
- Notifications sent to all sites and jurisdictions submitting Letters of Intent: February 6, 2012
- Period for full Grant Applications closes: March 2, 2012
- Grant award decisions: March 30, 2012
- Grant project period ends: no later than March 30, 2013.
11 January 2012
BioSense Program Challenge Grant LOI Due 1/13/12
The deadline to submit letters of intent (LOI) for the BioSense Program Challenge Grant is this Friday, January 13th. You may find more information about this project, eligibility, and specific requirements for the LOI by reading the information below taken form the BioSense Community Forum or by reading the pdf document BioSense 2.0: Challenge Grant Opportunity Announcement and Call for Letters of Intent.
The announcement and call for LOI outlines the instructions for the letters of intent as well as the letter template. Using the template provided, the letters should be 1 to 2 pages and include the following information:
1. Barrier or challenge being addressed;
2. Desired outcomes;
3. Project approach;
4. Estimated amount of funding requested; and
5. Period of time required to complete project.
Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your syndromic surveillance capabilities!
The following is the December 22, 2011 BioSense Community Forum posting found here.
Last week, the BioSense Redesign team announced a new Challenge Grant opportunity for the public health community. In this section, we will share information about the application and review process, and provide updates on an ongoing basis.
Letter of Intent review and evaluation
The first step in the application process is to submit a Letter of Intent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)will evaluate the letters of intent to ensure alignment with BioSense Program priorities. Notification will be provided to all sites and jurisdictions that submit letters of intent.
Applicants will receive 1 of 3 types of notification:
1) Invitation to submit a full grant application
2) Invitation to submit a full grant application with additional guidance to refine project
3) Rejection notice
Full grant application review and evaluation
Only those applicants who receive an invitation to submit a full grant application are eligible to apply. Each grant application will be reviewed by 2 independent reviewers and scored against the evaluation criteria provided in the grant application instructions.
Significant differences between scores will be discussed and reconciled at a review meeting.
Final adjusted scores will be produced and award decisions will be made.