To allow interested faculty members maximum feedback and guidance as possible, optional concept papers are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 5, and should be submitted through Infoready.
Concept papers must not exceed 1,000 words (approximately 2-3 pages, not including cover sheet and endnotes) and must include:
- A summary of the primary short- and long-term goals of the project, and how the project aligns with the primary goals of Responding to the Addictions Crisis: reducing substance use disorders; reducing the number of deaths from opioid overdose; reducing the incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
- A summary of the activity proposed, including approach, methods, timeline, and expected outcomes.
- A summary of team member expertise as it relates to project activity and indication of expertise required but not yet secured. External partners should be included as appropriate.
In addition, concept papers must include a cover sheet (template available at IU Infoready) listing the primary focal areas of the project (in order of priority), personnel (PIs, co-PIs, other key personnel), and budget (divided into personnel and non-personnel expenditures, with a brief summary of each).
Concept papers will be reviewed by members of the Steering Committee and Scientific Leadership team for responsiveness to goals, utilization of IU strengths, potential for strong partnerships with community organizations, and likely impact on the addictions crisis. Feedback to teams will be designed to help them determine how best to move forward and what partnerships may strengthen their projects.