Written by: Richelle Weihe
We know funding is a top priority for MCIRCC members. To make it easier to find new opportunities, our Proposal Development Unit has launched a comprehensive database of critical care opportunities for members, avoiding sifting through solicitations.
To use the site, members will use their Level-1 credentials to log-in. From there, they will see the complete list of available opportunities. The list can be filtered by due date or award cycle, or members can use specific search terms such as “cardiovascular” to tailor their results.
More details are available once a user clicks on a listing. For example, eligibility, amount, and proposal descriptions are all laid out in a reader-friendly format. If a member decides to pursue an opportunity, Meagan Ramsey, Proposal Development Unit Manager, has advice for next-steps posted on the site.
Meagan encourages all members to contact her once they’ve decided to submit a proposal. She is available to assist during various points along the proposal pre-award lifecycle, including:
- Development of proposal ideas and strategies (pre-RFA/solicitation)
- Evaluation of the opportunity vs. capability (post-RFA/solicitation release)
- Pursuit of an opportunity (post-RFA/solicitation release)
- Production of the proposal (post-RFA/solicitation release)
- Debrief/lessons learned (post-submission)
With this new resource combined with Megan's expertise, members can expect their proposals will be competitive, complete, and timely. However, all members should contact Meagan as soon as they know they are interested in an opportunity, and no later than four weeks ahead of the deadline.