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Please click relevant headers below to seek more information on ITRA-Ag&Food Request For Proposals (RFP):

1. Important Dates

  • RFP Release Date: Nov 12, 2014
  • Deadline for Submission of Expression of Interest (EoI): Feb 1, 2015
  • Full Proposal Development Meeting: May 15-16, 2015
  • Deadline for Submitting 1st Draft of Full Proposal: June 18, 2015; 23:59:59 Hr IST
  • Deadline for Submitting final version of Full Proposal: July 7, 2015; 23:59:59 Hr IST 

2. Request for Proposals (RFP) Document

3. Stage 1: EOI Submission – Deadline Over

1. Download the EoI Template [Click here to Download]  [Updated: Jan 26, 2015; changelog]

2. Fill in the required data in the EoI Template and Save it. Pl note the following:

  • Pl note this pdf form is best viewed/edited in Foxit Reader 7 and Adobe Reader XI
  • It is advised to use one of the the above two PDF software to avoid any inconveniences while filling-in the requisite information.
  • Save the PDF file frequently to avoid any loss of data. Save button is provided on bottom left of each page of the EoI Template. As an extra precaution you may copy-paste the text which you are putting in the pdf form in a separate Word-processor file (MS-WORD, etc.). For ease of saving data in required format, you may use this file (click here to download).
  • Once you finished editing, ‘Lock’ the pdf form by clicking the Green Button available at the last page of EoI Template. If required, you may also unlock the document by clicking the Yellow Unlock Button placed adjacent to the Lock Button.
  • In case of any further problem, pl feel free to contact us at: itra[DOT]agfood[AT]gmail[DOT]com

3. Submit your EoI  at Submission Link. Pl read the guidelines below for EoI submission:

  • Pl make sure that you have downloaded filled your information in the most recent version of EoI Template. EoI not following correct template is liable for rejection
  • Pl make sure that you have ‘Locked’ the pdf form (by clicking the Green Button available at the last page of EoI Template)
  • Pl suffix the ‘ShortTitle’ of your project, to the filename of EoI

4a. Stage 2: Full Proposal (FP) – FP Development Meeting

Follow up actions of the workshops:

  • Work with your mentors and team members to start expanding your modified outline into a full proposal.
  • Organize a 2-full-day or longer meeting of all your team members at a location most economical for all members – to discuss and develop your full proposal.
  • By May 27, 2015, please inform ITRA at the email address given below, the date and place of your team meeting. ITRA is likely to send a mentor to work with you at the meeting.
  • By June 18, 2015, upload a draft of your full proposal at the FP Submission Link given below for any final ITRA feedback.

4b. Stage 2: Full Proposal (FP) – FP Submission Information

o    FP Submission Site (Click Here to follow)

o    Use the login credentials send on Lead PI’s email address to login and submit FP.

o    For further help please refer the FP Submission Site Manual (Click Here)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.       Where do I submit the full proposal?

Please submit the full proposal HERE

Q.       What is the amount of fellowship that will be given to PhD students?

Q       Can I replace my FP on Submission Site, before the final deadline?

Yes, You can replace your Full Proposal multiple times before the final deadline of 7th July,2015.
For details, please see FP Submission Site Manual.

Q.       I have submitted my proposal, now I want to know whether my proposal was submitted ‘successfully’ or not, should I contact ITRA for this?

You need NOT to contact ITRA for this, you can check this yourself. In order to do so, follow the steps below:
  1. Click top left corner (ITRA-Ag&Food) of the submission site.
  2. Locate your proposal title under “Your Submissions:” section.
  3. On right side of the proposal title, you will be able to see the status of your proposal.
  4. If the status is “Submitted”, your proposal was submitted successfully and ITRA is also able to see it.

For more details, pl refer FP submission manual.




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  • In case of any problem, email us at itra[DOT]agfood[AT]gmail[DOT]com (Kindly, always refer to your ‘Proposal Title’ in the email)