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SOP BUITEMS Research Grants

After submission of research project to directorate of research, it will be forwarded to at-least, one reviewer within university or outside University. To provide, peer review criteria, for judging an application's merit, reviewer will give applications an overall impact score (0-100 marks) after considering the following review criteria.

Significance (0-20 marks)
Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field? If the aims of the project are achieved, how will scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice be improved?

Investigators (0-20 marks)
Are the investigators, collaborators, and other researchers well suited to the project? If early-stage investigators, new investigators, or in the early stages of independent careers, do they have appropriate experience and training? Do the investigators have complementary and integrated expertise? Are their leadership approach, governance, and organizational structure appropriate for the project?

Innovation (0-20 marks)
Does the application challenge and seek to shift current research or clinical practice paradigms by utilizing novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions?

Approach (0-20 marks)
Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project?

Environment (0-20 marks)
Will the scientific environment in which the work will be done contribute to the probability of success? Are the institutional support, equipment and other physical resources available to the investigators adequate for the project proposed?

Decision on application:
Once, reviewer provides application with points; the research directorate committee will evaluate the application, taking into consideration to comments of reviewer to the project. Whether

  •  Should be funded (70 marks or above)
  •  Send back to investigator to incorporate the comments of reviewer (50 to 69 marks).
  •  Should be rejected (49 marks or below).
Revision of applications: When reviewing a revision application, the committee will consider the appropriateness of the proposed expansion of the scope of the project. If the revision application relates to investigation in the original application that was not recommended for approval, the committee will consider whether the responses to comments from the previous scientific review group are adequate and whether substantial changes are clearly evident.
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