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Chiropractic Demonstration Project Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Criteria for selecting proposals...

The major elements to be evaluated in determining the quality of each proposal include the following: (1) The documented strength of the rationale for the project; (2) the quality and clarity of the objectives to be achieved in relation to the stated statutory purposes of the program and the potential of the project for meeting them; (3) the documented strength of the applicant's institutional background in chiropractic research; (4) the documented competency of all personnel, both chiropractic and allopathic or osteopathic medicine, to be involved in the project, including past experience in chiropractic and/or chiropractic research and allopathic or osteopathic research; (5) the proposed research methodology to be used in carrying out the goals and objectives of the project, including those pertaining to the documentation of research outcomes; (6) the documentation and appropriateness of timelines to be used in achieving the project's goals and objectives; (7) the strength of the proposed evaluation methodology to be used in evaluating the accomplishments of the project, including those pertinent to research; (8) the strength of the documentation, including letters of support, of the applicant's institutional commitment to carrying out the project successfully and the institutional commitment of collaborators in the project; (9) the documented suitability and availability of all proposed facilities and resources to be used in carrying out the project; (10) the appropriateness of the proposed budget and fiscal plan for carrying out the project and the administrative and management capability of the applicant to implement the project in a cost-effective manner; and (11) the formal documentation, terms, and specificity of a formal agreement with an institution for its collaboration in carrying out the goals, objectives, and evaluation of the project. All funded projects will be among chiropractors, (1) Two to three chiropractors, (2) one or more allopathic or osteopathic physicians, and (3) other experts determined to be pertinent to the evaluation of proposals for this program.