ATAI Request for Proposals
The Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) is pleased to announce two rolling requests for proposals (RFPs) in 2021:
- Gender-focused RFP
- Agricultural Transformation (AT) RFP
Please find the relevant materials below. We ask applicants to review the RFPs carefully for detailed instructions on the proposal criteria and application process. Please note that while the Gender-focused RFP follows a familiar email-based application process, J-PAL initiatives, including ATAI, are transitioning to using an online portal for all submissions, reviews, invoices, and grantee reporting. To apply for the Agricultural Transformation (AT) RFP, you will first need to register via our online portal.
If you receive an error message stating that you already have an account, please contact [email protected]. Our staff will create an account for you internally that is linked to your existing Salesforce contact information within 24 hours of receiving your email. This will only be necessary once. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new system.
We look forward to yet another exceptional ATAI competition. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Deadlines and Submission Instructions
Both RFPs are rolling with no deadline for submissions specified at this time. Rolling proposal submissions consist of two stages:
Step 1: Pre-proposal/LOI form
The pre-proposal round is to determine project eligibility and determine whether your proposed project addresses ATAI’s funding priorities
- Gender-focused RFP: Please fill out this pre-proposal google form.
- Agricultural Transformation (AT) RFP: Please click here to access ATAI’s LOI.
We aim to respond to pre-proposal forms/LOI submissions within 3 weeks to let applicants know whether they are invited to submit a proposal.
Step 2: Invitation to submit proposal materials
If you receive an invitation to apply, please follow the next steps outlined in the relevant RFP linked below and complete your proposal materials. We aim to share the outcomes from our review within 6-8 weeks after submission.
1. Request for Proposals (RFP)
2. Proposal Guidelines
3. Submission Material Templates
Please note that for the AT RFP, you will be asked to complete and submit the questions included in these materials within the online portal.
How will my proposal be scored? And when will I know whether my proposal was selected for funding?
What will be required of researchers (and the institution to receive the award) should we be selected for funding (in terms of reporting, deliverables, etc.)?
For RCTs only: J-PAL Basic Costing Reporting Template
I’m a graduate student advised by a J-PAL or CEGA affiliated researcher. What else do I need to know to apply?