The Fuels Institute (FI) welcomes bids from any and all types of researchers, whether we have worked with you in the past or not. We highly encourage researchers to reach out with questions or for clarification throughout the process.
The proposal must include all the elements contained in the project scope of the RFP, but FI is always open to and interested in any other elements that the researcher believes should be included to adequately address the topic at hand.
Once proposals are received, they are reviewed by FI staff and then sent to FI Board of Advisors (BOA) for review. The Board of Advisors then convenes to discuss and vote on the proposals. At or prior to this meeting, researchers may be called on to give short presentations of their proposals and/or to answer any questions the BOA may have regarding the proposals.
Next, the BOA makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors (BOD) regarding the proposals. The BOD then votes, and FI enters into contract negotiations with the winning firm. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Amanda Appelbaum, Director of Research, for more information.