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CIAPM Limited Competition for Supplemental Funds: Request for Proposals

We are pleased to announce the release of this limited request for proposals (RFP) for supplemental funding. As stated in the CIAPM RFP 2016 “Depending on the availability of funds, CIAPM may offer an opportunity for a competitive renewal to all awarded CIAPM demonstration projects.” Funds for this purpose have now been allocated.

The principal investigators of the eight current and completed CIAPM demonstration projects are eligible to submit proposals in response to this limited RFP. Inclusion of additional funds by third parties is highly encouraged. Projects will be rated based on specified review criteria, and approximately three to four of the most competitive projects will be awarded supplemental funding.

Download a copy of  [CIAPM Limited Competition for Supplemental Funds: Request for Proposals]

Download a copy of [Peer review Process]

Download the roster of the [Selection Committee]


CIAPM Request for Proposals 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of this Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP will help serve as a means to identify approximately six proof-of-principle Demonstration Projects to advance precision medicine in California. The RFP incorporates criteria to inform selection of the demonstration projects codified by AB 1602, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2016, which establishes Article 6. California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine under Chapter 1.5 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code.  Pursuant to statute, CIAPM additionally solicited public input (between June 17 - July 3, 2016) on additional criteria to be considered for inclusion in the RFP, i.e., in addition to criteria listed in statute.


Additional criteria reflected in the RFP include:

  • The potential for positive economic impact of the proposed intervention or platform, if implemented into clinical practice.
  • The innovative concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions to advance precision medicine.
  • The feasibility of the project (can the project plan be achieved within the proposed timeline).
  • The quality and extent of patient engagement.
  • Overall impact to advance precision medicine.

Since there are many criteria, CIAPM will be recommending that the selection committee follow NIH scoring guidelines so that projects will be rated on 1) Significance; 2) Investigators; 3) Innovation; 4) Approach; and 5) Environment, therefore all of the listed criteria will be considered to help determine which individual applications are the strongest.

Download a copy of [CIAPM RFP 2016]

Download a copy of [Full Proposal details - updated 9.7.16]

Download the roster of [Selection Committee]

Download the list of [CIAPM RFP 2016 Finalists]

Download the [Justification for selecting the demonstration projects that are awarded funding]

For questions, please contact

Application and Review Process - Overview

CIAPM is using a 2-stage peer-review process to identify the most competitive proposals for funding. Please see details of how to apply in the RFP.

Stage 1: Concept proposals

   Applicants will be asked to submit short concept proposals and will have the opportunity to pitch and discuss their proposal at the CIAPM convening on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. This convening will provide an opportunity to help strengthen and build partnerships, and to present to the members of the selection committee. There will be an opportunity to provide a video instead of participating at the event. 

Stage 2: Full proposals

   The selection committee may select approximately 10-15 concept proposals to move onto the full proposal stage. Recommendations for submission of full proposal materials will be made available on the CIAPM website for the finalists advancing to the next stage after the convening on August 26, 2016.  

Key dates

 Request for Proposals Announced  July 7, 2016
 Concept Proposals Deadline  August 8, 2016
 CIAPM Convening - Proposal Presentations  August 26, 2016
 Notification of Finalists  August 31, 2016
 Full Proposal Deadline  September 30, 2016
 Awardees Announced  First week of November, 2016
 Projects Commence  December 2016
 Duration of Projects  18 months




CIAPM Recommendation for Peer Review Process

As stated in the RFP, the Selection Committee will establish its procedures for reviewing the proposals and making award recommendations. You may download the [Peer Review Process] CIAPM will recommend to the Selection Committee.

Please consult the [Frequently Asked Questions] document for clarifications of the suggested CIAPM RFP 2016 review process.

CIAPM Request for Proposals 2015

With the goal of supporting 2 demonstration projects, CIAPM developed a rigorous proposal solicitation, peer review and refinement process to identify expert teams with innovative, collaborative projects that deliver on the intended goals for CIAPM demonstration projects.  To learn more about CIAPM demonstration projects, eligibility criteria and the selection process, download the CIAPM Request for Proposal 2015.