Frequently asked questions
Q: I heard that there are some process changes to the program in 2019. What has changed?
A: There are several changes being implemented to improve the reviewing process. The first
is that reviewing rubrics will be used to develop numeric scores for each proposal. All reviewers are asked to complete a rubric for each proposal reviewed. The second
change is that no reviewer will be responsible for reviewing all proposals. Instead all reviewers wiil select the proposals that they will review using an online poll. Reviewers should review 3-5 proposals of their choice. You may select different proposals for different reviewing groups, for example if you are in both FIT and GPL, you may review the same or different proposals for these two groups. Steps will be taken to ensure that all proposals are reviewed by approximately the same number of reviewers. Third
, proposal presenations will occur about 2 weeks after reviewers receive the proposals to allow everyone time to prepare for the presentations. Lastly
, reviewers may submit questions about any proposal to Framework.Funding@oregon.gov
by May 27, in advance of the May 30 presentations. There will be scheduled Q&A time during presentations as well.
Q: When will the next cycle begin?
A: In the spring of 2021.
Q: What is the indirect costs or F&A policy? Can these costs be included in our budget?
A: Unfortunately, no. Please read the full OGIC policy
for more information.
Q: I heard that there is more than area of funding in the program this biennium. What are they?
A: There are two funding areas: foundational data elements (includes secondary foundational) and general Framework projects. Funding will be approximately split 70/30 across the two areas.
Q: My project idea isn't for a foundational or secondary foundational data element. Can I still submit a proposal?
A: Yes. Data development projects for other Framework data elements are welcomed and will be evaluated as part of the general Framework projects area.
Q: Does there need to be a standard in place or developed over the project duration for my data development project to be funded?
A: Yes, but the program doesn't fund standards development. Standards development would need to be leveraged from other funds.
Q: Would a project that develops a data distribution tool be eligible for funding?
A: Yes, if the project has a clear connection to Framework, it is eligible fo rfunding. This type of project would fall into the general Framework projects area.