56 concept notes were submitted from researchers from different institutions/organizations across the world.
The PAD initiative wishes to thank everyone who has spent time and effort in preparing these proposals and looks forward to reading them.
The proposed projects will be assessed based on fit with the scientific scope of the request for proposals, the overall PAD mission and portfolio, and on quality of the science, novelty, state-of-the-art, feasibility and how the innovation and knowledge can bring the field forward.
Based on the evaluation of the short concept notes proposals, selected researchers will be invited to submit a full application to one of the three foundations. Upon invitation to submit a full application to one of the three foundations, applicants will work directly with that specific foundation to develop a full application. A full application will meet the specifications of the granting organization and may include background, preliminary data, specific aims, clear go/no go decision gates, milestones, timeline of deliverables, and a full budget with justification line items. Being invited to submit a full application is not a guarantee that a grant will ultimately be awarded.
Notification of outcome of the initial evaluation of the concept notes is expected latest in May 2023. Final grants originating from this ‘Request for Proposals’ are expected to be awarded in the second half of 2023.