2. Work Plan (35%)
a) Work Plan objectives succinctly and sequentially summarize key milestones necessary to achieve project goals and desired outcomes (10%);
b) Work Plan objectives seem clear, suitable, and feasible with respect to the following (25%):
(i) Techniques, procedures, and methodologies;
(ii) Data collection, analysis, and means of interpretation through utilization of questionnaires, surveys and/or evaluation instrumentation;
(iii) Expected results or outcomes; and
(iv) Procedures for evaluating project efficacy, including fixed performance indices with probabilities for obtaining them.
3. Division of Labor (15%)
a) Project personnel have distinctly defined roles and demonstrate sufficient expertise, competence, time commitment and access to adequate facilities to complete project, while the PD appears sufficiently familiar with Institutional Review Board processes and has adequately considered human subject safeguards (10%);
b) Selection of additional subcontractors and entities with whom the project intends to cooperate and the division of responsibilities assigned to each partner collectively position project for success (5%);
4. Management Plan (10%)
a) Management Plan for institutions, subcontractors, and NIFA is clear and appropriate. Responsibilities are logically and appropriately assigned (5%);
b) Project Schedule systematically organizes tasks, illustrates successor task dependence, and allocates sufficient time for each task (5%); and
5. Budget (10%)
Budget apportions funds appropriately given scope of project; budget forms comply with instructions; amounts are allocated and tallied correctly; narrative provides adequate justification in each budget category used.
C. Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality