REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Request For Proposal Process

Ancora plans on conducting at least one RFP cycle per calendar year. Each cycle will include two stages, beginning with a brief Letter of Intent (LOI) application submission. Selected applicants will be invited to complete a more comprehensive Full Proposal application. The Joint Operations Committee aims to give quality feedback to all applicants regardless of selection status.

RFP
Submission
  • Applicant completes an on-line Letter of Intent addressing: Novelty, Genetics, Biologic Rationale, Preclinical Models and Clinical Development
JSC
Review
  • Scientific Evaluation to assess supporting material and genetic validation
Pitch to
Scientific
Review Team
  • Scientific Evaluation to assess supporting material and genetic validation
Full Proposal
Workstream
  • Scientific team reviews PI’s materials
  • Work plan and budget are drafted
  • IP Evaluation
  • Commercial Evaluation
Investment
Evaluation
  • Investment Team reviews Full Proposal Package
  • Recommendation is determined
Execute
  • Joint project tea
  • A milestone driven work plan
  • Experimental efforts from VU labs and CROs
RFP Submission
  • Applicant completes an on-line Letter of Intent addressing: Novelty, Genetics, Biologic Rationale, Preclinical Models and Clinical Development
JSC Review
  • The Joint Steering Committee will review submitted LOIs
Pitch to Scientific Review Team
  • Scientific Evaluation to assess supporting material and genetic validation
Full Proposal Workstream
  • Scientific team reviews PI’s materials
  • Work plan and budget are drafted
  • IP Evaluation
  • Commercial Evaluation
Investment Evaluation
  • Investment Team reviews Full Proposal Package
  • Recommendation is determined
Execute
  • Joint project team
  • A milestone driven work plan
  • Experimental efforts from VU labs and CROs


Faculty interested in submitting a proposal off cycle are encouraged to email Margaret Read (margaret.a.read@vanderbilt.edu)

Proposal Submission

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