Here is a link to the proposal, that we will work on:
All of you are welcome to edit, comment or suggest something. Every help is deeply appreciated.
This are merit review criteria of this grant:
Feasibility of Design and Technical Approach - 20 points - The quality and feasibility of the application in terms of the viability of the proposed technical approach. The proposed technical approach can reasonably be expected to produce the intended outcomes. Proposed activities are appropriate to achieve desired outcomes. Innovativeness of the proposed approach. Realistic and sufficient work plan for achieving project outcomes. Proposed testing tools and plans will also be appraised.
“How we will do it?” section of our proposal.
“What is our idea?” section.
Current Impact of Product for End Users - 15 points - The applicant should describe the number and scale of existing deployments of the target product, and also estimate the number of end users impacted by the proposed work.
“Who is the project for?” section
Change in Impact of Product for Ecosystem and End Users - 10 points - The degree to which proposed activities will directly or indirectly stimulate and build the reach and effectiveness of other development organizations and other product consumers as well as resources to replicate, develop, reuse, or implement activities deploying the product or products in their programs. Additionally, the degree to which proposed activities will expand the reach of existing or new deployments when compared against existing capabilities of the target product.
“What are hoped for goals or longer term effects of the project?” and “Why is this project needed?” sections
Technical Capacity - 10 points - The applicant must provide CV’s or other biographical information on 1-3 individuals to proposed to perform the work, demonstrating experience and capabilities necessary to achieve the proposed activities.
“Our bios” section
Cost Effectiveness - 10 points - To achieve maximum points in this category, the applicant must demonstrate how the budget reflects best use of both new grant resources and existing product/project resources.
Alignment with the Digital Principles. - 10 points - To achieve maximum points in this category, applicants must clearly indicate an understanding of the existing ecosystem as well as address issues of scale, sustainability, privacy, security. Applications should demonstrate how the proposal plans to reuse and improve existing solutions, and how any new technology development is not duplicative of existing solutions.
“What are our principles?”, “Similar/Complementary efforts” and “What community currently exists around this project?” sections
Inclusivity - 10 points - The extent to which the proposed activity includes a gender, youth or LGBT population component or represents a strong commitment to women, youth and the LGBT community as beneficiaries.
Part of “Who is project for?” section
Biggest thing on to-do list is adding
Taking an inventory of interesting work done in implementations and distributions (“downstream forks” in DIAL’s wording) and making a plan to incorporate some of them back to the core, refapp, and/or shared modules, in future work."
to the proposal.
Besides that, we have to complete budget, decide about whose CV send and who will complete the risk assessment form (and be contact for DIAL and send this proposal). We have now about 7 pages, budget will take one, CV another and I think this should be it, just corrections and adding some things.
Today I’ll do necessary clean-up and some of the corrections to this proposal. Again - any suggestions or comments are deeply appreciated and help us a lot.