Call for Proposals: Reducing Suffering Through Innovative Solutions
We believe in the power of data-driven approaches to address the most pressing challenges of our time. We are excited to announce a new grant initiative aimed at funding research and projects that harness the potential of large-scale data analytics, real-world evidence, and citizen science to reduce suffering caused by neurological disorders and mental illnesses.
Examples of Stuff We Like
- Utilize crowdsourcing and data collection technologies to gather health data.
- Apply advanced data analytics, including pharmacokinetic modeling, to identify factors influencing health outcomes.
- Explore cost-effective methods to accelerate medical research and understanding of neurological and mental health conditions.
- Aim to define and refine optimal daily values for lifestyle, dietary, and environmental factors related to chronic illnesses.
- Enhance open research and data sharing in the field of health sciences.
Proposals should include:
- A comprehensive project description outlining the objectives, methodology, and expected outcomes.
- A detailed plan for data collection, management, privacy, and analysis.
- A projection of the project’s impact, with a focus on the potential to reduce suffering.
- An itemized budget with justifications for each line item.
- Calculations estimating the impact per dollar spent.
- A timeline with milestones and deliverables.
Your proposal must present a clear rationale for the expected impact, including:
- Cost-Efficiency Analysis: Provide an estimation of the cost per subject or data point in comparison to traditional research methods.
- Impact Projections: Quantify the potential reduction in suffering using metrics such as DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) averted or QALYs (Quality-Adjusted Life Years) gained.
- Scaling Strategy: Explain how your project can be scaled and its potential long-term impact on public health.
- Risk Assessment: Offer an analysis of the risks involved and how they will be mitigated.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- Innovation: The novelty of the approach and its potential to disrupt traditional research paradigms.
- Feasibility: The practicality of the methodology and the likelihood of success within the proposed timeline.
- Cost-Effectiveness: The expected return on investment in terms of health outcomes per dollar spent.
- Impact Potential: The magnitude of the project’s potential impact on reducing suffering and improving quality of life.
- Sustainability: The project’s capacity for longevity and continued impact beyond the term of the grant.
All proposals must be submitted by November 21st.
For any inquiries regarding the grant or the submission process, please contact [email protected].