4. Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed and ranked against the assessment criteria listed below:

  1. Academic Record and Research Achievement – relative to opportunity
  2. Research Environment and Supervisor
  3. Research Project

All applications are assessed relative to opportunity taking into consideration any career disruptions (see section 6 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2017).

For further information, refer to the Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme-Specific Peer Review Guidelines for funding commencing in 2018.

4.1 Additional Criteria for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health applications

All applications that relate to the improvement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health must also address the Indigenous Research Excellence Criteria (see section 6.3 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2017).