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Assessment Criteria and Rating a Grant Application


Health promotion projects

  • Relevance to the scope of funding and thematic priorities
  • Innovation and potential impact in response to the health needs of the target local community
  • Scientific evidence of effectiveness of the proposed health promotion activities
  • Feasibility of the proposal
  • Evaluation plan of programme effectiveness
  • Track records of applicants and the administering institution
  • Cross-sector collaboration, in particular collaboration between non-governmental organisations and tertiary institutions
  • Justification of requested budget
  • Sustainability of the programme
  • Potential to build community capacity in health promotion
  • Value for money

The Research Council may at its absolute discretion invite non-local experts to participate in the second-tier peer review.


Rating a Grant Application

A score ranging from 4 (Recommended for support) to 1 (Not supported) will be assigned by the referees to indicate the scientific merit under each heading in the Referee's Assessment Form. The overall rating for each application will be discussed and finalised in the Grant Review Board meeting. The overall rating is defined as follows:

Health and medical research projects

Health promotion projects