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Гранты от The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is seeking proposals to develop and implement the means to (1) critically evaluate industry progress, and (2) assess actions taken to undermine progress toward a smoke-free world.Findings and analyses will be reported in an annually published Smoke-Free Index© report starting in the first half of 2020. Their goal is to impact the transformation of the entire global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem. The awarded grantee(s) of this RFP will provide quantifiable evidence of how companies are supporting industry transformation – or impeding it.The Foundation will use a two-phased approach to the awarding of this RFP. From the Expression of Interest, the Foundation will select several research organizations to proceed with full proposal development. The Foundation will then evaluate the submitted proposals and choose up to three organizations to execute the program.

Upon contract award, their intention is to fund this program for multiple years. The Foundation will evaluate the progress of the program and the quality of each research organization’s contribution for consideration of future award extensions.

Eligibility Criteria

        The foundation seeks proposals from research organizations interested in participating in and capable of executing such a program.

        Eligibility requirements are:

        Research capabilities covering company analytics and population surveys

        Global research presence, including in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

        Adequate resources (quantity and type) to satisfy project scope and timeline

        Documented quality assurance processes

        Breadth and depth of stakeholder relationships for the purpose of creating the oversight advisory panel and expert committees

        Independence from tobacco and e-cigarette companies

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate submissions:

        Alignment with the Foundation’s mission to eliminate smoking globally within a generation

        Technology expertise and prior experience

        Demonstrated ability to perform on similar projects

        Cost and timeline

        Probability of meeting the objectives of the RFP

        Potential for further scale-up (either internally or in collaboration with partners)

        Key organizational documents provided to the Foundation as part of their due diligence process

Deadline: 15 October 2018 For more information, please visit Request for Proposals.