Proposal evaluation and selection process

Update: Concept notes submitted under the call for proposals from Sub-Saharan Africa 2017 are currently under evaluation. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be contacted by email during the first week of June (06 – 09 June 2017)

The call for proposals is a two-stage process consisting of a first round of concept notes and a second round of full proposals.

Evaluation of concept notes

  1. Each concept note undergoes an eligibility check to ensure the project compliance with the eligibility rules stated in the published call for proposals.
  2. Three different assessors—some with internal experience of the GBIF network and some with expertise in biodiversity research and management in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions—assess eligible concept notes and give recommendations to an evaluation panel.
  3. The evaluation panel selects projects invited to submit a full proposal based on input provided by the assessors but also on other criteria such as to ensure reaching the objectives and achievements envisioned by BID. These may include:
    • Geographical and thematic representation
    • Proposals to pair separate concept note proposals
    • Recommendations for the division of funds between the BID grant categories
    • Suggested alterations to the budgets of concept notes
    • Recommendations for the development of full proposals

Evaluation of project full proposals

  1. Each project full proposal undergoes an eligibility check to ensure the project compliance with the eligibility rules stated in the published call for proposals.
  2. Three different assessors—including some with internal experience of the GBIF network and some with expertise in biodiversity research and management in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions—assess eligible project full proposals and give recommendations to the Evaluation panel.
  3. An evaluation panel makes the final selection of the project full proposals to be funded under the BID programme, based on input provided by the assessors but also on other criteria such as to ensure reaching the objectives and achievements envisioned by BID. These may include:
    • Geographical and thematic representation
    • Recommendations for the division of funds between the BID grant categories

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