Proposals will be initially assessed according the following criteria:
- The proposed project focuses on the implementation of evidence into practice.
- Does the proposed change require no additional resources once the project is completed
- The funding requested falls within the maximum amount specified within the call.
- The application was received prior to the deadline for submission.
Proposals that meet the above criteria will be reviewed by two independent reviewers. Reviewers will pay particular attention to the following questions:
- Are the aims of the project clearly stated and can they be adequately addressed by the project plan
- Has the need for change been justified by critically reviewing the literature and current practice?
- How does the project lead to a demonstrable improvement in patient outcomes, patient experience and/or patient safety?
- Does the project plan give a clear indication of how change will be implemented and evaluated?
- Can the project be completed in the time proposed and with the resources requested?
- Does the project team have the appropriate expertise to complete the project successfully? Are the roles and contributions of different members of the team made clear?
- Does the project represent good value for money? Have the resources requested been fully justified?
- Does the proposed project adhere to relevant clinical governance, ethical and legal requirements, for example data protection?
- Is there a dissemination strategy that enables the learning from the project to be shared more widely?