Each application shall be assessed by all four members. If this is not possible because of a conflict of interests, at least two members of a Scientific Review Group shall make the assessment.

Relevance to sport

The application’s relevance to sport is assessed, and if it does not meet requirements, the application proceeds no further.


Applications that are judged to have relevance to sport are evaluated on the basis of four criteria:

A. Innovation and originality
B. The scientific quality of the project
C. The expertise of the chief applicant in regard to the project
D. Feasibility

For the evaluation of criteria A to D, there is an seven point scale (1 to 7), where 7 is the highest mark. For each application the Scientific Review Groups award marks for criteria A, B, C and D as well as a total figure for A+B+C and D.