Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals for “Substandard, Fraudulent, and Counterfeit Illegal Medical Supplies” and “Opportunities to Near-/On-Shore High-Risk Pharmaceuticals and Critical Medical Supplies” are currently open.
All questions regarding this RFP, whether technical or procedural in nature, should be directed to Dr. Heather Manley Lillibridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
Substandard, Fraudulent, and Counterfeit Illegal Medical Supplies
Opportunities to Near-/On-Shore High-Risk Pharmaceuticals and Critical Medical Supplies
Competitive solicitation for research and education topics related to securing critical medical supplies (PPE, vaccines and pharmaceuticals)
To provide capabilities for securing our Nation’s supply chain against biological threats without compromising the pace and operational structures of commercial enterprises, the Texas A&M University System formed the Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS) Center of Excellence (COE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP).
This solicitation invites white paper proposals to address two research topics and a selection of subtopics outlined in Section B: 1) Substandard, Fraudulent, and Counterfeit Illegal Medical Supplies and 2) Opportunities to on-shore (North America) high-risk pharmaceuticals, critical medical supplies, and the national security implications.
Successful proposals should address some, but not all topics or subtopics listed in this call. Although projects may span multiple years, funding is incrementally approved on an annual basis. Proposed projects should achieve measurable results in a 12-month period or less.
In all proposals, it should be clear how the proposed work can provide new insights, address current DHS gaps and challenges, and how it goes beyond the state-of-the-art. Customer engagement and understanding of operational component needs are key to successful projects. COE leadership and management personnel will engage with DHS customers and sponsors as early and throughout the process.
For all details on submission requirements, please refer to the CBTS website, which contains the call, templates and a proposal guide at https://cbts.tamu.edu/proposals. The deadline for submission is August 27, 2021, at 12 PM CST.
Please send white papers via email to email@example.com.
Investigators should also review the CBTS Proposal Guide. This document contains more detailed information regarding proposal format, evaluation criteria, flow down clauses, and eligibility requirements. Awards are up to $250,000 per year in total costs (two year maximum), to include investigator salary support, graduate student support, and indirect costs.