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In order to make a decision, each application will be assessed on the following weighted criteria:

1. The relevance of the proposal to the furtherance of the aims and priorities of this grant scheme (30%)
2. The ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed research, demonstrated through a track record of relevant competencies, as appropriate to their career stage (30%)
3. The design, resources and methodologies that are being brought to this project to enable its success (20%)
4. Evidence of plan for impactful and relevant dissemination (20%)

How applications are processed and assessed

  • Applications that are deemed eligible will be passed on for assessment. If we decide your application is not eligible, you will receive a letter informing you that your application is ineligible and will not be assessed.
  • Your application will be assessed by the Grants subcommittee of the Standing Committee for Archaeology based on the criteria and guidelines within this document and recommendations will be made to the Standing Committee for Archaeology for ratification.
  • You will then receive a letter of decision. If your application has been successful, we will include information about what you should do next.
  • Whether successful or unsuccessful you will automatically receive feedback on your application, recognising the RIA’s focus on fostering excellence in research.