• Each application will be subject to a robust assessment process involving two review stages. The first stage will include an independent review panel consisting of senior Scottish and international academics, as well as police personnel. Each assessor will review and score all applications against the following criteria and make and recommendation to fund or not based on:
- The strength of the supervisory scheme;
- The project’s strategic alignment with SIPR research themes;
- The project’s strategic alignment with Scottish Government and Police Scotland Policing priorities;
- The project’s feasibility;
- The project’s innovation; and
- The perceived benefits and impact of the project.
All precautions will be taken to safeguard against conflicts of interest, including ensuring that no reviewer represents any of the applying host institutions.
All applicants will have the opportunity to submit a short rejoinder (maximum 500 words) in response to the comments from the first review panel.
The applications with the highest scores from the first round will then be considered by an Awarding Panel. This panel will be chaired but a senior academic based in Scotland who is external to the SIPR Leadership Team and they will take into account both the reviewers comments as well as the applicants rejoinder.
In addition to the academic chair, the Awarding Panel will also consist of senior police officers and staff, senior members of the Scottish Police Authority, the SIPR Director and Associate Directors, and the SIPR Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager and potentially other senior academics including from the SIPR International Advisory Committee,. This panel will be responsible for choosing the two successful applications by majority vote.
For further details contact:
Monica Boyle – Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)