Presentation on theme: "HISTORY – STILL LEARNING OVERLAP … PROCESS … INTERRELATED … NO STAND ALONE … ITERATIVE, …. THE INSTRUCTIONS IN RBM ARE ACTUALLY THE “HOW” – WHAT IS INCLUDED."— Presentation transcript:
HISTORY – STILL LEARNING OVERLAP … PROCESS … INTERRELATED … NO STAND ALONE … ITERATIVE, …. THE INSTRUCTIONS IN RBM ARE ACTUALLY THE “HOW” – WHAT IS INCLUDED - CONCEPT NOTE Michael Powell, PhD (Geochemistry) Prometeo – SDIC Jaime Medina Sotomayor Subsecretario de Investigación Cientίfica PROPOSAL CONCEPT NOTE RESULTS CHAIN (LM, LFA)
SUCCESSFUL MODEL FOR FUNDING* STAND ALONE: NATURAL OR SOCIAL SCIENCE OR ENGINEERING *From: P. Sadsawad, 2007; CIHR, 2004; U. Toronto, 2004, CIDA, 1997 – references from Dr. L. Hallstram, U. of Alberta. 100% INTERACTIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY: INVESTIGATORS TRANSMIT NEW KNOWLEDGE TO END USERS DURING ALL PHASES OF THE WORK POLICY MAKERS, PLANNERS AND IMPLEMENTERS FROM ALL PARTNERS, STAKEHOLDERS AND BENEFICIARIES ON BOARD THROUGHOUT PROCESS RISKS & ASSUMPTIONS AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES THOROUGHLY IDENTIFIED AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN PLACE VERIFIABLE & QUANTIFIABLE INDICATORS DESIGNED FOR EARLY DETECTION OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS DISSEMINATION & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER STRATEGIES WELL DEFINED
BUEN VIVIR THE SUM OF ALL RESEARCH EFFORTS NETWORKS/TEAMS ≡ KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER (LARGER ROOTS) RESEARCHERS ≡ IDEAS (ROOT HAIRS) GROWTH ≡ CAPACITY (CANOPY) 1 INPUTS (NUTRIENTS) EVIDENCE (NEED) WHY DO WE DO RESEARCH???
LIVELIHOOD, HEALTH SOCIETAL ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE, CULTURE, FAMILY GOVERNENCE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM SOIL, WATER, AGRI., IND. PLANTS, ANIMALS STAKEHOLDER, BENEFICIARIES, PARTNERS RELATIONAL DYNAMICS GOVT., POLICY MANAGEMENT - IMPLEMENTATION OMNI- DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION FROM BEGINNING DISSEMINATION CROSS SECTOR, MULTIDISCIPLINARY ITERATIVE, PARTICIPATORY WHY DATA USERS PLANNING FACETS vs BUEN VIVIR CONTEXT
NEED ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE SUSTAINABLE ADAPTATION ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETAL GOVT. POLICY TIMELY E V I D E N C E STAKEHOLDERS; FROM BEGINNING INCLUSIVE SPATIAL REALISTIC DOABLE TIME $$$$ LOCAL GLOBAL NATIONAL REGIONAL ETHNICITY DEMOGRAPHICS ECONOMICS GENDER NEW EXISTING W H Y RESEARCH BUEN VIVIR
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE - QUESTION NEED FOR CHANGE ASSEMBLE RESEARCH TEAM ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS SCIENTIFIC METHOD STRATEGIC PLAN TEST HYPOTHESIS MONITOR & EVALUATE SUCCESS COLLECT AND ANALYSE DATA ADJUST AND CONTINUE DRAW CONCLUSIONS AND PUBLISH DISSEMINATE RESUTLS & INFORM POLICY EXPERIMENTATION IMPLEMENT R E S E A R C H S P H E R E C O U N T R Y S T R A T E G I C P O L I C Y MERGING RESEARCH WITH COUNTRY FRAMEWORK P R O C E S S INFORM
WHY RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT (RBM) …….. WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO THE PREPARATION OF A CONCEPT NOTE ???? CONCEPT NOTE COMPONENTS … REQUIRE RBM THINKING : ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES JUSTIFICATION WORK PLAN METHODOLOGIES ANTICIPATED RESULTS ENGAGEMENT GENDER - ABORIGINAL M&E TOC (UC) DISSEMINATION VALUE RBM WILL BE THE NEW “STANDARD” 1 ST 2 nd WHY … BENEFITS OF RBM: PROVIDES CONSISTENCY IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE SECTRETARÍA PROMOTE A RESULTS ORIENTED PHYLOSOPHY FOR/WITHIN ALL ACTORS ACHIEVE GOALS vs EXECUTION DEFINE ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES ACCOUNTABILITY AT ALL LEVELS ENCOURAGE FLEXIBILITY – PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION ASSIGN OWNERSHIP INSURE RESULTS THAT SATISFY EC AND BV MANDATES EVIDENCE FOR FUTURE POLICY/STRATEGY IDENTIFY NEED FOR FUTURE CHANGE APPLY LESSONS LEARNED INTNL., NATIONAL, REGIONAL, LOCAL, GO-CSO-NGO, INDIVIDUAL
PROCESS FOR CONSTRUCTING A LOGIC MODEL (RESULTS CHAIN) THE RESULTS CHAIN (LOGIC MODEL) PLATFORM TOOLS BLUEPRINT PROCESS DOCUMENT OUTLINE PROPOSAL LOGIC MODEL CONC. NOTE
STEPS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE LOGIC MODEL (1) BRIEF – IN DEPTH DURING RBM WORKSHOPS IN JULY/2014 GROUP 1: IDEA STAGE … “WHAT” 1.IDENTIFY THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME = THE WHY = NEED = PROBLEM a.IN CONSULTATION WITH RESEARCH TEAM AND FUNDING AGENCY b.CONTEXT (RELIGION-ETHNIC-SOCIO-ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENT, POLITICS, ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE, BUEN VIVIR) c.MAKE SENSE (FEASIBLE, TIMELY, REALISTIC, “WHO”) 2.IDENTIFY AND ENGAGE ACTORS = THE WHO = PARTNERS, BENEFICIARIES, STAKEHOLDERS a.CREDENTIALS – ACCOUNTABILITY – CAPACITIES i.ARE THEY APPROPRIATE (IDEOLOGIES - $$$ vs PROPONENT)
STEPS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE LOGIC MODEL (2) 3.DETERMINE ACTIVITIES = HOW a.CREDENTIALS – ACCOUNTABILITY – CAPACITIES i.ARE THEY APPROPRIATE (IDEOLOGIES - $$$ vs PROPONENT) ii.CONTEXT – SETTING - SPHERE GROUP 2: PLANNING MODEL STAGE … “ROUTE” 4.IDENTIFY OUTPUTS = ACTIVITY PACKAGES a.OCCUR AT OUTPUT & OUTCOME LEVELS 5.IDENTIFY OUTCOMES = ALL LEVELS a.ASSOCIATION WITH OUTPUT(S) SCALE TOC PIP
STEPS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE LOGIC MODEL (3) 6.LOGICAL CONNECTIONS a.IDENTIFY LINKAGES FROM BOTTOM TO TOP b.“IF … THEN” GROUP 3: VERTICAL INTEGRATION STAGE … “ADHESIVE” 7.CHECK FOR CONSISTENCY a.CONFIRM ACTOR’S EXPECTATIONS i.TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE TOC IP
STEPS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE LOGIC MODEL (4) GROUP 4: BUILD IN APPRAISAL … “SELF-CHECKING” 8.EVALUATION FRAMEWORK a.INDICATORS – S.M.A.R.T. b.PROGRESS i.MONITORING ii.EVALUATION 9.RISK ASSESSMENT a.ASSUMPTIONS b.MITIGATION STRATEGIES i.TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE 10. PREPARE NARRATIVE
Outcome 100: Quantity and quality of sludge analyzed to assess potential environmental, agricultural and human health benefits/problems associated with its use. Output 110: Producers and users of sludge identified and linkages with all partners established. Activity 111: Headquarters established by Canadian Proj. team Activity 112: Office equipment purchased and operational Activity 113: Reconnaissance field work to identify sludge facilities Activity 114: Identify and establish relations with farmers using sludge Activity 115: Determine demographics of villages using sludge Activity 116: Contact with local NGOs and finalize MOU's Activity 117: Identify and enlist support of all potential partners and strike committees Output 120: 20 Treatment facilities selected and volume of available sludge determined. Activity 121: treatment facilities selected for study Activity 122: Collection of sludge from all sites Output 130: Chemistry, microbiology and toxicology of sewage sludge for agricultural usage evaluated. Activity 131: Lab protocols established Activity 132: Samples prepared and split for various analytical methods Activity 133: Representative samples sent to appropriate labs Activity 134: Data compiled, reduced, evaluated Activity 135: Indian staff trained in appropriate lab techniques Activity 136: Application rates determined WBS: BASIS OF A GOOD CONCEPT NOTE CAUSALRELATINSHIPCAUSALRELATINSHIP RESULTS LEVEL PROPERLY DEFINED
INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME INCREASED VOLUME OF NTFP PRODUCTS FOR SALE IN THE MARKET IMPROVED MARKET AVAILABILITY AND ACCEPTANCE IMMEDIATE OUTCOME INCREASED ACCESS TO TIMBER AND NTFP INCREASED YIELDS DUE TO HEALTHIER SOILS INCREASED CAPACITY TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY NTFP BASED PRODUCTS FOR THE MARKET IMPROVED MAKETING ABILITY OUTPUT(S) (AS INDICATORS – USING MIXED LANGUAGE) 1.# TREES PLANTED 2.% OF WOODLOT COMPLETED 1.ANALYTICAL RESULTS OBTAINED 2.FERT. RATE CALC. MADE 1.# OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATI NG 2.# OF VILLAGES PARTICIPATI NG 1.# OF UNITS PURCHASED 2.# OF PP WHO CAN OPP. UNITS 1.# OF COOPS FORMED 2.# VILL. 3.# OF PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAN D FIN. GROUP OF ACTIVITIES (STRATEGY) PLANT 10 WOODLOTS PLANT 100 TREES PER WOODLOT TRAIN PP RE PROTECTION & MAINT. COLLECT 20 SOIL SAMP. PER WOODLOT ANALYZE 200 SOIL SAMP. DIFF. SOIL = DIFF. FERT. RATE TRAIN 10 PP EA. VILLAGE RE QUALITY TRAIN 5 VILLAGES PURCHASE 5 UNITS FOR MAKING NTFP TRAIN 10 PP EA. IN 5 VILLAGES TO USE EQUIP. FORM 1 COOP EA. FOR 5 VILLAGES TRAIN 10 PP EA. VILLAGE INPUTSFUNDING/DONOR, LOCAL H.R., CSO & NGO, $ AGENCY PARTICIPATION, GOVERNENT BODY, INST. IN-KIND, INST. RES. $ IF … THEN “NEED” ASSUMPTIONS (UC) ULTIMATE OUTCOME: IMPROVE THE ECOMIC CONDITION OF VILLAGERS IN RURAL INDIA VIA NTFP SALES RESEARCH POLICY OBJECTIVE (O-J-M-WP- AR-SE-RA)
RELATE THIS RESULTS HEIRARCHY TO A DOCUMNT THAT EXPLICITLY OUTLINES THE ENTIRE “MANAGING FOR RESULTS PHYLOSOPHY” ……..… LIMITED SPACE, LIMITED TIME, SATISFIES FUNDER/DONOR STANDARD GRANTING CONDITIONS
CONCEPT NOTE …… NOT A MAKE-WORK, BUREAUCRATIC EXERCISE WHY … REQUIRED BY MOST/MANY - FUNDERS/DONORS PRIVATE & PUBLIC & GOVERNMENT BENEFITS … BOTH SIDES ALLOWS RESEARCHERS TO FOCUS OBJECTIVES IMPROVES COMPETITION QUICKLY IDENTIFIES IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES SAVES TIME & EFFORTS SPECIFIC … RESEARCH TEAM CHANCE TO PROMOTE IDEAS PROVIDES A BROADER BASE MORE FUNDING POSSIBILITIES QUICKER EVALUATION – SUITABILITY MOVE FORWARD – OTHER SOURCES EVIDENCE
UNIQUENESS ….. KNOWLEDGE GAPS CONCEPT NOTE … FORMAT TITLE INTRO/ABST THE PROJECT: BACKGROUND, GOALS, OBJECTIVES, PURPOSE, RATIONALE, METHODS, HYPOTHESIS, THEORY, BENEFITS, LOCATION, BIBLIO., TEAM, BUDGET WHAT YOU SAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW YOU SAY IT – GET THE POINT ACROSS. DIFFERENT FORMATS FOR DIFFERENT FUNDERS – USE IT ! EGO NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW QUANTITY QUALITY PAY ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS BACKGROUND RELEVANCE NECESSITY W H O ??? CONEXT BV- NEW
P O L I C Y I M P L I C A T I O N S SECRETARÍA STRATEGIC PLANNING …. NEW/CHANGING POLICY TARGET – THE “ WHO ” CLEAR, SHORT SUMMARY/CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PROJECT AND BUEN VIVIR NOT ENOUGH TO “WANT”, “HOPE” HOW ELEMENTS OF THE CONCEPT NOTE L I N K A G E S NEW … CHANGE… BV OBJ... TIMING & LEVEL WHEN RESULTS LEVEL WHO IMPACTED STAKEHOLDERS C A U S A L I T Y SHOW HOW E N G A G E D E V I D E N C E RESULTS STATEMENTS THAT ARE TIED TO ACTIVITY LEVELS
SPECIFICS NOT COMMON TO ALL CN … THEORY OF CHANGE PARTICIPATORYIMPACT PATHWAYS ASSUMPTIONS-RISKS-MITIGATION UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES SEPARATE THE “AVERAGE” FROM THE “BEST”
AVOID FALLICIES WHEN COMPILING ASSUMPTIONS FROM VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES RISKS & ASSUMPTIONS STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATION THEORY OF CHANGE (TOC) TOC – EXPLAINS THE ACTIVIES/EVENTS ALONG A PATHWAY DESIGNED TO REACH THE ANTICIPATED, ULTIMATE OUTCOME “HOW” CHANGE WILL TAKE PLACE SEQUNCE OF EVENTS THAT WILL LOGICALLY LEAD TO THE FINAL OUTCOME BASED ON ASSUMPTIONS TAKEN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A SPHERE ACTIVITY OUTCOME CAUSALITYCAUSALITY THERE MUST BE A LOGICAL, DIRECT, MEASURABLE CONNECTION FROM STEP TO STEP IF…THEN UNIQUE & UNAMBIGUOUS QUAL./QUANT. INDICATORS PARTICIPATORY IMPACT PATHWAYS (PIPA) … IMPACT PATHWAYS (IP) … MAPING …. WHAT IS REQUIRED: REFLECTIVE, HONEST FEEDBACK COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH $$$/INST. TRANSPARENCY FLEXIBILITY
THOERY OF CHANGE (TOC) … PARTICIPATORY IMPACT PATHWAYS (PIPA) … IMPACT PATHWAYS (IP) … MAPING …. TOOLS TO IDENTIFY “HOW” CHANGE WILL OCCUR HOW THE METHODS WILL ACHIEVE THE RESULTS THIS IS WHERE YOU CONSTRUCT THE LOGICAL LINKS BETWEEN DESIRED RESULTS, THE CAUSAL RELATIONSHIPS, THE “IF … THEN” RELATIONSHIPS, THE SEQUENCE OF RESULTS THAT WILL ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION USING RBM IS A DYNAMIC PROCESS FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO LESSONS WHERE HONEST ASSUMPTIONS MITIGATE RISK UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
IMPORTANCE OF ASSUMPTIONS Inputs: money, $500; staff, 5 people; tools, 4 sets for sampling; literature, 1 manual activity: buy the equipment; train the field staff to use the equipment; collect 100 soil samples form 10 hectares output: 100 samples collected and in the lab for analyses, which leads to more activities and other outputs. WHERE IS THE RESULT CHAIN VULNERABLE ???
that $500 was enough to collect 100 samples from 10 hectares that 5 field staff with 4 sets of sampling equipment were enough to do the job that 3 days was a realistic time to complete the work that the equipment worked as per the manufacturers specifications that the field staff really understood the instructions in the manual that the field staff had the will to complete the work as outlined that all the staff showed up for work that the manual explained in enough detail how to take the soil samples that the 10 hectares were accessible (i.e., not too mountainous, or covered with water, or to bushy, etc.) that the weather was good enough to go into the field that no landowner issues arose, which might have stopped the sampling …… EXAMPLE – IMPORTANCE OF ASSUMPTIONS RATIONALE …DAY 1 RESULTS, DAY 2 ACTUAL: 75 SAMPLES 8 HA. 2.5 DAYS SPENT $500 PLAN
LIMITING FACTORS : RISKS – ASSUMPTIONS MITIGATION UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES BAD & GOOD
CURRENT/EXISTING DATA, REFLECT ACTIVITIES: NUMBER OF PERSONNEL AMOUNT OF FUNDING SOURCE OF FUNDING FURNITURE FUNDS SPENT PER TYPE OF RESEARCH HOW FUNDS SPENT (FIELD) LABORATORY SPACE ………… HOW HAVE THEY IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY VALUE FOR MONEY WAS FUNDING LEVERAGED IN USE NOW, WORKING, CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH EQUIPMENT VS RES. GOALS, WORKING, TRAINING, DATA FOR PUBS. …. CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE PROGRESS TOWARDS COUNTRY FRAMEWORK R E S U L T S HOW DOES YOUR CN MAKE THESE LINKS
A PROJECT ON BE: SHORT, CONCISE, ON POINT, NOT WORDY NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY (f) SOIL PHYSICS... DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRIENTS TO PLANTS DISCUSS CHEMICAL SPECIATION FACTORS SHOULD NOT SHOULD ROLE OF FEMALE TEACHERS AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL … SOCIO- ECONOMIC STATUS ABLITY OF THE TEACHERS (f) THEIR EDUC. LEVEL AT THE CONCEPT NOTE STAGE NEED FOR NEW POLICY INITIATIVES FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE … WHETHER THE POLICY OR THE IMPLEMENTATION IS FLAWED FOCUS ON EXTERNAL EXAMPLES P L A N N I N G - P L A N N I N G - P L A N N I N G CONCISE
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PROPOSAL: Rice consumption in India has fallen 7% over the past 10 years but still stands at >80kg/yr. per person. As one of the main staples of the India diet, the biochemical composition of rice can have a significant health impact on those who rely on it as their major source of food. In addition, the occurrence of As in products consumed in No. Amer., and which contain rice, have been shown to contain 2-10 times the limit of 10 µg/gr of inorganic As as established by the USEPA. This project will develop rural models for inhibiting As accumulation in rice by establishing physical and chemical barriers to uptake Attenuation of As Uptake into Rice Using Organic (Aquatic Macrophytes) and Inorganic (Fly Ash) Barriers: A Constructed Wetland Model for India BACKGROUND: The accumulation of As in various plant types, including foods, is common wherever As exists in the water used for irrigation. The ubiquitous occurrence of biologically significant As concentrations in various foodstuffs is a function of the redox potential of the site and has resulted in many studies of the uptake, translocation, and release of those species most important within the food chain. These are, inorganic arsenate (As(V)) under oxidizing conditions, and arsenite (As(III)) under reducing conditions and organically bound As, typically as monomethylarsonic (MMA) and dimethylarsinic (DMA) acids. As(V) typically enters plants via phosphate transporters while As(III) enters with aguaglyceroporins along with MMA and DMA. Once inside plant cells, As(V) is reduced to As(III) via arsenate reducing enzymes and is then transported via glutathione and/or phytochelatins for storage in vacuoles in the form of S-thiol, thus decreasing it’s phytotoxicity. Translocation of As from the root to the shoot or leaf/grain of a plant is species dependent and variable. This biogenic process results in some plants being hyperaccumulators of As and suited for use as phytoremediators, which have proven more useful and thorough at sequestering As than synthetic filters, etc.
… global environmental change … mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20. Future Earth will be a global platform to deliver: Solution-orientated research for sustainability, linking environmental change and development challenges to satisfy human needs for food, water, energy, health; Effective interdisciplinary collaboration across natural and social sciences, humanities, economics, and technology development, to find the best scientific solutions to multi-faceted problems; Timely information for policy-makers by generating the knowledge that will support existing and new global and regional integrated assessments; Participation of policy-makers, funders, academics, business and industry, and other sectors of civil society in co-designing and co-producing research agendas and knowledge; Increased capacity building in science, technology and innovation, especially in developing countries and engagement of a new generation of scientists. Integrating existing endeavours … build on the success of existing global environmental change programmes … International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Diversitas - an international programme of biodiversity science, and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Earth Science System Partnership (ESSP) Belmont Forum: Future Earth PAY ATTENTION RESEARCH
The Ganga River Basin, a Large Ecosystem at Risk: Role of Civil Society, Sciences, humanities and Government. Sort title and abstract: words Background information (incl. link to GEC projects or equivalent initiatives) -169 words Main knowledge gap that the call should address words Added value for the research community (in particular, highlight how the call will promote knowledge advances by tackling the proposed theme at the global level) words Added value for research funders - 82 words Contribution to the Belmont challenge and Future Earth - 86 words Appropriate funding instruments (foresight, networking, capacity building, research projects…) and call timeline (“one shot” call versus repeated calls) - 54 words Potential funding / co-alignment partners (Joint Programming Initiatives, Development Aid Agencies…) words Work plan (including Scoping Workshop) if identified yet - 69 words Relation to existing Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Actions (if any) - 53 words Belmont Forum: Future Earth 2886 WORDS, 6.5 PAGES, 10 SECTIONS = $3,000,000. THEIR RULES
Objectives The ultimate goal is to … Intermediate objectives will include: 1) access how decision makers construct policy on basin management, 2) identify factors that control livelihood systems related to water quality/availability at local/regional scales and within different gender, special needs, and socio-economic scenarios, 3) pinpoint how usage (triggers) control processes that affect water quality/availability, 4) evaluate how these processes will be affected by climate change, and 5) integrate knowledge into policy and local/regional training to change usage patterns and buffer climate change impacts (close the gap). Outputs will include: 1) establish a system of participatory engagement for stakeholders at all levels (societal, government, etc.), 2) establish a dissemination, data-sharing, communication group including all stakeholders, 3) organize workshops/information sessions to sensitize people about the goals of the project and how we plan to achieve them, 4) determine vulnerability factor differences with changing demographics, customs, and livelihood systems within the basin, 5) begin training modules that will run from the start of the project through completion, 6) data mining for all variables related to livelihood systems (either agrarian/agricultural, domestic, urban, rural) and how water figures into their importance. CARIAA, 2902 WORDS, 6 PAGES, 9 SECTIONS = $15,000,000
Stakeholder Engagement Approach The stakeholder engagement will be designed … 1) Identify and invite to participate: a) classify stakeholders …, b) invitation to engage … 2) Stakeholder consultations regarding involvement; importance of engagement: a) delineate differences …, b) identify vulnerability factors, c) potential risks …, d) evaluation of existing policies … 3) Engage: a) determine capacity …, b) establish rules …, c) solution- oriented approach …, d) model framed within the context …, e) data mining … 4) Action: a) second iteration of engagement …, b) insure governance and management …, c) set targets …, d) set performance indicators … 5) Dissemination: a) consistent feedback loop …, b) two-way communication …, c) utilize “cloud” and social media …, d) conduct one- on-one …, e) monitor progress …, f) public awareness …, g) training and technology transfer … CARIAA, CONT. WEAKNESSES ???
Supergen Fuel Cells Challenge - €5M Assessment criteria Research Quality Research vision, ambition and adventure Distinctiveness from other projects in the existing portfolio Appropriateness of proposed methodology National Importance Potential impact of the UK research landscape in cross-disciplinary technology research Pathways to Impact Appropriate and viable potential user collaborations Plans for dissemination and knowledge exchange with potential beneficiaries of the research Applicants’ Track Record The leadership quality and experience of the PI The track record of the team The balance of skills of the project team Resources and management Effectiveness of planning and resource management Appropriateness of resources requested Fit to the Call Degree to which the proposal aligns with the intent of the call RCUK: €3B
NSF GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION b. Project Summary - The proposal must contain a summary of the proposed activity suitable for publication, not more than one page in length. It should not be an abstract of the proposal, but rather a self-contained description of the activity that would result if the proposal were funded. The summary should be written in the third person and include a statement of objectives and methods to be employed. It must clearly address in separate statements (within the one-page summary): (1) the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and (2) the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity. (See Chapter III for further descriptive information on the NSF merit review criteria.) It should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields and, insofar as possible, understandable to a scientifically or technically literate lay reader. Proposals that do not separately address both merit review criteria within the one page Project Summary will be returned without review. THINK 5 PAGES IS TOUGH ???
NSF – GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS Criteria for acceptance What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity? How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning? How well does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)? To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and education, such as facilities, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships? Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding? What may be the benefits of the proposed activity to society? IS RBM PHYLOSOPHY BEING USED IN THE SCIENCES …..
ONE DAY DOES NOT PROVIDE IN-DEPTH TRAINING IN RBM OR ITS USE IN CONSTRUCTING PROJECT DOCUMENTS … BUT YOU MUST START SOMEWERE THOSE SUBMITTING CONCEPT NOTES WILL HAVE TO SPEND SOME TIME ON THE INTERNET …. DO YOUR RESEARCH ADDITIONAL RBM TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE IN QUITO, CUENCA AND GUAYAQUIL IN EARLY JULY/2015 WE ARE ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY …. G R A C I A S