GRANT ASSESSMENT

Guideline
Guidelines for research funders on the selection and evaluation of proposals
These guidelines address research funding organizations with the aim to give them general recommendations on how to responsibly select and evaluate proposals.
These guidelines address research funding organizations with the aim to give them general recommendations on how to responsibly select and evaluate proposals. They address how to tackle research integrity, methodological, and diversity and inclusion considerations during the funding proposal selection and evaluation process. While research funders already have established procedures for selecting and evaluating proposals, these guidelines can serve as inspiration to help research funders develop internal procedures that specifically address research integrity and quality considerations in their selection and evaluation process. The guidelines can also help funders develop external guidelines to inform beneficiaries of their expectations towards them. Consideration of research integrity and quality in funders’ grant selection and evaluation process plays a crucial role in incentivizing responsible research, and thereby fostering research integrity. These guidelines were designed to provide inspiration and best practice examples on areas that may be considered when setting up Research Integrity Promotion Plans. The guidelines should not be seen as a ‘one-size-fits-all’, but rather as tools that can be used flexibly and adapted to meet users’ specific needs.
Reference of the resource
SOPs4RI consortium, Guidelines for research funders on the selection and evaluation of proposals, Online version 1 (2021).
Topic:
Grant assessment
Type of resource:
Guideline
Relevant discipline(s):
All
Relevant stakeholder(s):
Post-graduate students
PhD candidates
Early career researchers
Senior researchers
Supervisors
Research administrators
RPO senior management staff (Rectors, Deans)
Funders
Peer reviewers
Policy makers
Relevant organisational level(s):
Institution (meso level)
Published/put into force:
2021