The Board approves, subject to paragraph 2 below, the Rolling Continuation Channel proposals recommended for funding by the Technical Review Panel (TRP) as ‘Category 2’ proposals which are listed in Annex 2 to this report. The Board’s approval is for the funding up to the initial three years of each such proposal (indicated as “Total 3 Years” in Annex 1), and is made with the clear understanding that the grant amounts requested are upper ceilings subject to TRP clarifications and grant negotiations rather than final approved grant amounts.
The applicants whose proposals are recommended for funding as ‘Recommended Category 2 proposals’ shall:
provide an initial detailed written response to the requested TRP clarifications and adjustments by no later than four weeks after notification in writing by the Secretariat to the applicant of the Board’s decision; and
conclude the TRP clarifications process, as indicated by the written approval of the Chair and Vice Chair of the TRP, not later than:
two months from the Secretariat’s receipt of the applicant’s initial detailed response to the issues raised for clarification and/or adjustment in cases where no independent budget review is requested by the TRP; and
five months from the Secretariat’s receipt of the applicant’s initial detailed response to the issues raised for clarifications and/or adjustment in cases where an independent budget review is requested by the TRP during the clarification of a proposal.
The Board declines to approve for funding those proposals categorized by the TRP as ‘Recommended Category 3A’ as indicated in Annex 1, although such applicants are encouraged to resubmit a revised proposal, taking into account the issues raised by the TRP, for consideration in the next available wave of Rolling Continuation Channel proposals.
The Board declines to approve for funding the proposal categorized by the TRP as ‘Recommended Category 3B’ as indicated in Annex 1, although the applicant is strongly encouraged to resubmit the proposal through the Rounds-Based Channel following major revision.
The Board declines to approve for funding the proposal categorized by the TRP as a ‘Recommended Category 4’ as indicated in Annex 1.
The reference number of this decision was assigned post-factum.