The Francis Crick Institute Heritage Project
Invitation to quote: advice and support to prepare a funding application
Call for individual/organisation to advise and prepare a funding application
The Francis Crick Institute is seeking funding to develop and implement a heritage project. We invite fully costed quotes from suitably qualified individuals/organisations to:
. advise on potential sources of funding
. prepare up to four funding application(s).
The value of the commission is a maximum of £3,000. The fee is negotiable, and we will consider both experience and cost in determining the most suitable supplier.
Background to the project
The Francis Crick Institute will be a world leading centre for biomedical research. Due to open in London in 2015, the Crick is a collaborative partnership between Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, UCL, Kings College and Imperial College London. For more information please visit our website – www.crick.ac.uk.
The Crick wishes to develop and implement a heritage project that will ensure the history and heritage of the two Crick partner institutes (the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research and Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute), and the development of the Francis Crick Institute, are comprehensively recorded and documented for future public and historical interest.
The project will include:
. recording and collating a unique collection of oral histories, providing accounts of the history of the two institutes which will be closing in 2015 and moving to the Crick. This will include working with writers at NIMR (www.nimr.mrc.ac.uk/about) and LRI (www.london-research-institute.org.uk) who are currently producing histories of the institutes
. producing an account of the development of the Francis Crick Institute (from conception to opening)
. engaging with the local communities in Somers Town, central London (where the Institute is being built), to document both the stories of local residents and the rich history of Somers Town – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somers_Town,_London
. a feature on Francis Crick
. interviews with key and influential scientists, past and present
. the development of exhibition content and project collateral.
The project will form a central part of an exhibition to mark the opening of the Crick in early 2016, to be held in the Crick’s new building. Project outputs could also include events, a Crick microsite, and printed materials.
We will seek funding of up to £100k (depending on the funding source) for the heritage project, to include: fees for a science historian/writer, exhibition curator, project manager, exhibition planner/designer; the development of exhibition content and project materials. More detail will be given to the commissioned supplier.
. Sound knowledge of appropriate sources of funding, eg grant making trusts, lottery funding etc.
. Excellent writing skills.
. Experience of writing successful funding applications.
. An interest or background in the history of medical science/biomedical research.
. Available to start work on the commission immediately.
. 2nd April, 5pm – costed quotes to be submitted to the Crick.
. 9th April – meeting with preferred supplier to discuss the fee and contract
. W/c 15th April – supplier appointed.
. W/c 22nd April – contract commences.
. All work to be completed by the end of June 2013.
To express an interest, please send your CV, a covering letter, and details of your fee by email to Jessica Edwards, Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the commission please call us on 0800 028 673.
The Francis Crick Institute Limited is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1140062 and a company registered in England and Wales no.06885462, with its registered office at 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.