Pathways to Impact scoring criteria
As part of the application assessment process Committee members assign a score to the Pathways to Impact statement of Excellent, Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
This score is based on the referees' scores and comments, and the Principal Investigator response, and uses the following definitions.
Definitions of the three possible scores of the Pathways to Impact statement
When associated with a grant obtaining a high score against the standard assessment criteria, this PtI score will reinforce that assessment and give the application an advantage over similarly scored proposals without an E rating.
Funded applications will be announced with the Pathways to Impact statement unchanged.
This PtI score is unlikely to have any positive influence on the overall score of an application, and in the case of a competitive proposal may disadvantage it in competition with proposals of similar merit with an E score.
Funded applications will be announced with the Pathways to Impact statement as presented, but feedback may be given on how it could be improved.
This PtI score could influence the overall score of a proposal if it was seen as indicating a poor understanding of the potential impacts of the work that might damage its outcomes. It would be a negative factor when rank ordering the proposal with others.
Funded applications will not be announced until an acceptable revised PtI has been received.