6. Assessment process

NHMRC will establish a Grant Review Panel (GRP) of experts under the auspices of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (Cth) to assess eligible applications using the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Assessment Criteria (refer to section 3 of this document) and in accordance with the NHMRC Principles of Peer Review. Applications with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health focus are also assessed against Indigenous Research Excellence Criteria (section 6.3 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2017).

NHMRC may seek additional advice on any grant application if required.

For applications submitted to this scheme, NHMRC may seek GRP advice on whether teams combine their applications into a single endeavour in order to be considered for funding.

NHMRC may also invite applicants to submit a revised application to a future relevant Priority Round to ensure that the applicants have a chance to respond to GRP feedback on how to better deliver on the objectives of the scheme.

For further information on the peer review process, see the Guide to NHMRC Peer Review 2017 and the Scheme-specific Peer Review Guidelines.