CCIS Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I don’t know what’s already been developed. Are there examples of current IS publicly available tools, resources, and products?

A: We encourage applicants to use the 2020 ISCC Meeting Summary Report and action group priorities, as well as other resources to understand what IS work has already been accomplished (for example, training tools and resources). Joining the action groups via SLACK is an additional avenue for understanding what has been or what is currently under development. To join the action group SLACK channels, email ccis@icf.com. Goods delivered to ICF Next must be publicly available/open access.


Q: I am interested in developing tools, resources, and products in Spanish. Can I still apply?

A: Publicly available tools, resources, and products can be produced in English, as well as other languages. The tools, resources, and products are required to be available for public use.


Q: I am interested in publishing a book or writing a scientific journal article. Would these tools, resources, and products be acceptable?

A: Open access articles are acceptable deliverables. A published book, however, wouldn’t be appropriate unless it’s a public good.


Q: My work focuses on IS projects. Must tools, resources, and products that are developed focus on cancer?

A: The call for proposals is to support the development of tools, resources, and products identified by the CCIS Action Groups. Goods developed for public use must be linked to the action group priorities.


Q: I am interested in applying. How is this call for proposals different from other funding opportunities?

A: The call for proposals is an agreement between an individual and contractor. The tools, resources, and products will be deliverables to ICF Next. The tools, resources, and products will then be published on the CCIS website for public use.

Payments will be provided upon invoiced completion of milestones from the individual’s proposed budget.


Q: What is an appropriate level of engagement with a CCIS action group?

A: Individuals must be members in at least one CCIS action group and participate in discussions or meetings. To become engaged with a specific action group, contact CCIS at ccis@icf.com and ask to be added to the action group SLACK channel.


Q: I’m not sure I’ve participated in a CCIS action group. Can I still apply?

A: It is not too late to get involved. To become engaged with a specific action group, contact CCIS at ccis@icf.com and ask to be added to the action group SLACK channel.


Q: Can individuals who belong to a Limited Liability Company (LLC) apply?

A: Agreements will be awarded to individuals and not institutions, organizations, or companies.


Q: What if I have support in developing the tools, resources, and products? Can I still apply?

A: Individuals can include in their project proposal and budget outside resources required to develop the tools, resources, and products (for example, a graphic designer or illustrator would be acceptable).


Q: What should individuals include in their project proposal?

A: The Project Proposal should describe the CCIS action group it supports and the specific priority project it relates to. It should include the following elements:

  • The specific aims and general approach for the project
  • The timeline and product(s) that will be delivered (timeline should be appropriate for the scope of work proposed
    1. Include milestones and proposed level of effort
  • A dissemination plan for the product
  • A mentoring plan if you are new to the field of IS
Last Updated
July 28, 2021