We will assess applications in the same way as our other responsive mode grants except that:
- we will include a FAPESP-nominated reviewer
- both AHRC and FAPESP will approve the final funding decision.
The assessment process usually takes around 30 weeks. The proposed start date of your project must be at least nine months after the date of your application. It can sometimes take longer than expected for us to get peer reviews. We will let you know if there is a delay.
The sifting process for applications goes through two stages, and panel comments are sent to the principal investigator for response through the Je-S system.
At the point of submission, each proposal will be assessed on the following criteria:
- all applicants and named staff must be eligible under the scheme requirements
- the proposal must meet the aims and criteria of the funding scheme
- all application documents must be eligible under the scheme requirements.
Proposals which do not meet these criteria will be rejected with feedback on why it could not proceed.
For the peer review we will consider the following criteria:
- research quality and importance (whether the project meets the aims of the scheme, contribution to knowledge, definition of research questions and issues, feasibility of methods)
- people (the quality of your work, proven ability to manage the project, balance of team staff, co-investigator’s experience)
- proposed leadership activities
- management of the project
- data management
- value for money
- outputs, dissemination and impact.
You can find out more about our assessment process in our research funding guide (PDF, 1MB).