2021 Request for Proposals
Required Online LOI Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM (EST), February 1st, 2021
Invited Full Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM (EST), April 1st, 2021
Required LOIs and invited full proposals may be submitted in response to this RFP until 5:00 PM (EST) Feb 1st, 2021 and until 5:00 PM (EST), April 1st, 2021 respectively.
Applicants will be notified of the invitation to submit full proposals by Feb 15th, 2021, and awarded applicants will have one year from the notice of award (until June 30, 2022) to complete their proposed research.
A letter of intent using the online form is required to ensure consistency of the proposed research with the research mission of the Consortium for Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Clinical Outcomes Research as defined by Florida statute, as well as to allow recruitment of external reviewers with subject matter expertise in the proposed area of inquiry.
The Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research is comprised of public and private university member institutions within Florida. The Consortium provides awards to support clinical and translational research related to MMJ to investigators within member institutions.
The Consortium is charged by Florida statute to conduct and support “research that contributes to the body of scientific knowledge on the effects of the medical use of marijuana and informs both policy and medical practice related to the treatment of debilitating medical conditions with marijuana”.
The statute requires “the board to award funds to members of the consortium; requiring the board to collaborate with and authorizing the board to award funds to teaching nursing homes for certain research”.
This award mechanism will consider fully developed research studies that generate novel evidence, as well as studies intended to facilitate the collection and/or analysis of preliminary data that will support future extramural funding applications.
The following are Consortium research priorities that were derived in consultation with scientific and subject matter experts, evidence review, input from stakeholder engagement and NIH areas of programmatic interest.
Proposals addressing these priorities are encouraged:
|RFP Announcement||December 15th, 2020|
|Letter of Intent Due||5:00 PM (EST), February 1st, 2021|
|Proposal Submission Deadline||5:00 PM (EST), April 1st, 2021|
|Notice of Awards||July 1st, 2021|
|Award Funding Period||July 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2022|
NOTE: Late submissions for LOIs or Proposals will not be accepted.
All applicant principal investigators (PIs) must be faculty members of Consortium member institutions, which currently include:
All applicants who propose human subject/animal research must comply with their institutional IRB, IACUC, or other regulatory approvals as appropriate.
Applicants may submit only one proposal for this RFP as the PI and there are no restrictions regarding the number of proposals where the investigator is listed as a co-investigator.
All proposal submissions will be treated as new submissions regardless of previous participation in the consortium grants program.