Request For Proposal
West Loop Innovations plans to conduct two RFP cycles per calendar year. Each cycle will include
three stages, with an initial Letter of Intent (LOI) submission and, if selected, a presentation or
discussion with the Joint Steering Committee. Selected applicants will be notified and asked to
complete a more comprehensive full proposal with a detailed budget. The Joint Steering Committee
aims to provide quality feedback to all applicants regardless of selection status.
Projects will be selected based on many criteria, with an emphasis on the novelty of scientific
insight regardless of the state of development, technical feasibility, and medical significance.
West Loop projects will be supported with a complete development plan to advance projects through
the pre-clinical development process.
2019 RFP Timeline
- Letter of Intent available: Wednesday, September 3, 2019
- Letter of Intent due: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Applicants notified – accepted/rejected: December 16, 2019
- Full proposals available: December 16, 2019
- Full proposals due: Tuesday, Friday, January 24, 2020
- Final project selections announced: Monday, March 16, 2020
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