Applications will be assessed against the criteria below. The assessment process will consider the level of risk associated with the project and the risk management approach identified by the applicant when assessing each of the criteria.
- public policy relevance
- the extent to which the proposed research will have practical application and contribute to the understanding, prevention or correction of criminal behaviour or otherwise support the objectives of Australian criminal justice systems
- the likelihood of the proposed research making a substantial and original contribution to criminological knowledge
- the cost effectiveness of the research
- the soundness of the design and methodology, and the feasibility of the research
- the competence and availability of the applicants(s) or principal investigators(s) to undertake the proposed research
- Ethics Committee approval, where appropriate
- availability of data, where required
- the extent of funding or in-kind support obtained from relevant agencies.