Talent Mobility
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Immigration Track
TMF uses the following rubric to evaluate our grant proposals to the Fast Grants Challenge on the U.S. STEM Immigration Track. A successful proposal should address all of the listed bullets that apply to you as a grantee.
We restrict word count for answers because we believe that is all the information we require in order to assess the viability of your proposal. 
Please feel free to upload other documents if you have existing documents you'd like us to consider.  However, please note that we expect the 500-word answers to stand on their own.

As you complete this application, please be aware that it is not necessary to repeat information in multiple sections. If you find that a question has already been addressed in another part of your proposal, you are welcome to simply reference that section. 


Alignment with Goals

A strong proposal will:

  1. Clearly demonstrate how the project will help facilitate talent mobility using pre-existing visa pathways, and/or
  2. Specifically increase the number of foreign-born experts in the U.S. in STEM fields or relevant sectors.


Scalability and Impact Potential
Measurement of Success
Likelihood of Success

A strong proposal will:

  1. Illustrate the potential for scaling the project beyond the parameters of the grant being provided by TMF and/or
  2. Provide a clear vision of how the project could be expanded or replicated in different contexts.

A strong proposal will:

  1. Define a clear set of outcome indicators, both intermediate and final, that are relevant to the project's objectives and/or
  2. Describe a robust plan for how these indicators will be measured and the frequency of measurement, including, at a minimum, reporting on the number of either potential O-1, EB1-A, H-1B cap-exempt, or EB-2 NIW petition beneficiaries or J-1 Researcher status holders, or foreign-born STEM experts in other immigration categories, with which the grantee has interacted, shared information or helped or supported.

A strong proposal will:

  1. Provide a persuasive statement of the project's potential for success, considering both the current environment and foreseeable challenges.
  2. Demonstrate the team's expertise and resources to effectively implement and manage the project.
  3. Include risk assessment and contingency plans to address potential obstacles and uncertainties.