A concept note is a brief outline of your proposed project. “The purpose of a concept paper, from the funding agency’s point of view, is to help applicants develop more competitive proposals and to save time by eliminating proposals that are not likely to be funded.
Concept notes have many advantages for seeking funds, as it practically gives a framework for ideas when they are organized on paper.
It is also the first expression of the project and gives the flexibility for the organisation to work and re-work on idea before presenting it to the concern Agencies.
Concept papers help funders assess whether or not the proposed project is aligned with its funding priorities and enables them to offer suggestions to the applicant before the submission of a full proposal.
As a concept note is much shorter than a full project proposal, less time and resources are needed to prepare a full project proposal
Here is a sample from my database;
Promotion of Dual System Models of Cooperative Education Universities in 6 ACP regions (Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) to develop UCE models in various sectors of engineering and business administration.
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