Who can submit a proposal? Anyone from the public or private sectors can submit a proposal. Submissions do not require current or prior affiliation with the HESI organization.
Proposals are solicited once per year typically from September – December. These proposals undergo detailed initial review by HESI’s multi-sector public/private Emerging Issues Committee (EIC). Two or more promising proposals are selected by the committee. These priority proposals are then submitted to HESI membership for prioritization and voting. The most promising proposals will form the basis of new scientific initiatives within HESI.
The following criteria are used to identify potential projects appropriate for HESI action:
No. Proposal submissions do not require a commitment of resources, however, projects that bring matching funds or collaborative grants will be given special consideration. HESI will provide staff support for scientific program design, coordination, and management. HESI relies on in-kind contributions from participants as well as dollar contributions from partner organizations to complete more complicated projects, such as laboratory studies.
Submit one or more topics using the HESI proposal form. Use a separate form for each topic. The most promising proposals will form the basis of new scientific initiatives within HESI, and will receive supporting funds from HESI to initiate activities in 2024.