Table 2

Selection criteria domains for schemes and funding organisations

Organisation and scheme nameRelevanceAppropriatenessSignificanceFeasibilityCost-effectiveness
BurdenNational/
Organisational
priorities
Existing
knowledge
Scientific
quality
AnswerabilityEthical/
Moral
InnovationImpactTranslation/
Implementation
Capacity/
Collaboration
Research
team
quality
EnvironmentStakeholders
involved
Research
plan
Budget
justification
Value
for
money
NHMRC
Boosting Dementia Research Grants32 ------
Dementia Research Team Grants33 -----
Development Grants34 -------
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases—Chronic Lung Disease35 ------
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases—Mental Disorders35 -----
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases—Type 2 Diabetes Countries35 ------
National Institute for Dementia Research Grants36 ----
NHMRC/NSFC—Prediction and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes37 -------
Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme38 -------
Partnership Projects39 --------
Programme Grants40 -------
Project Grants41 ----------
Targeted Call—Engaging Young Adults to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes42 --------
Targeted Call—Mental Health: Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth43 ---------
Targeted Call—Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples44 ---------
Targeted Call—Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution45 --------
Targeted Call—Wind Farms and Human Health46 --------
Translational Research Projects for Improved Healthcare47 -----------
Cancer Australia
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Scheme48 ----------
Support for Cancer Clinical Trials Programme—Existing National Cooperative Oncology Groups49 ----------
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Accelerator Research Grant50 ----------
Innovator Grant51 ----------
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaboration Initiative52 ------
Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation
Dementia Grants Programme53 ----------
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
ANZCA Research Grants Programme54 -------------
Australian Rotary Health
Mental Health Research Grants55 -----------
Bupa Foundation
Bupa Health Foundation56 -------------
Cure for MND Foundation
Translational Research Grants57 ----------
Diabetes Australia Research Trust
General Grants58 ---------
Healthway (Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation)
Health Promotion Intervention Research Grants59 -----
HCF Research Foundation
Health Services Research Grants60 ---------
Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia
Motor Neurone Disease Research Grants61 -------------
Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia
Research Grants62 ---------
National Heart Foundation of Australia
Vanguard Grants63 ---------
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
New Concept Grant64 ----------
The Movember Group and beyondblue
Australian Mental Health Initiative65 -------
  • ANZCA, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists; HCF, The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia; MND, motor neuron disease; NHMRC, National Health and Medical Research Council; NSFC, National Natural Science Foundation of China.