Health, Science, & Technology RFPs
Requests for Proposals
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (the Foundation) issues requests for proposals (RFPs) to advance the research element of its Health, Science, and Technology (HST) agenda to accelerate the end of smoking.
The first RFP was launched in 2018 (Biomarker RFP) to develop a prototype diagnostic biomarker (or panel of biomarkers) that can reliably discriminate among the nicotine-delivery product groups. This RFP opportunity closed on September 28, 2018.
The Foundation launched a second wave of RFPs in January 2019 to advance the research element of its HST agenda. This second wave includes research proposals, requests for scoping work to further inform our thinking, and expressions of interest to identify organizations with relevant experience and expertise to collaborate on these topics.
We encourage applications from public and private organizations with experience working on tobacco issues in countries where most smokers live as well as from organizations not currently working on smoking but that are interested in applying their expertise and experience to this major global health challenge. Applicants must have the internal capacity for sex- and gender-based analysis where appropriate and the Foundation encourages a gender balance in team leadership and team composition.
Past RFP Opportunities
- New and better tools for research: Product characterization
- Outcomes research
- Improving the effectiveness of cessation and harm reduction interventions
- Research on policy-level enablers of smoking cessation and harm reduction: effective communication of risk and harm levels
- Systems science and implementation research
- Biomarker RFP (Closed September 28th, 2018)
- Global State of Smoking Poll 2019 RFP