Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research

Proposal Review Process and Review Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel comprised of faculty from the Doherty Coordinating Committee and Lewis University faculty:

Co-Directors – Chairs of review process (2)
At-large faculty members (2-3)
Area experts – for proposal topic(s) (2)
Deans and Provost (Ex officio members)
External consultants as needed

The Review Panel will begin with three (3) meetings per year (see website for dates). The standing review panel will be comprised of the two Co-Directors; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Provost (ex officio); and a minimum of two at-large members. The at-large faculty reviewers will be members of the Doherty Coordinating Committee and will serve for one year. The area experts and external consultants will be identified by the Co-Directors based on the area of the projects/proposals.

Proposals are first screened by the Co-Directors to assure that applications are relevant to health and/or aviation and for proposal completeness. Incomplete proposals will be returned to the applicant. (See application instructions).

Proposals are then distributed to reviewers and evaluated using the rubric on the next page.

Proposal review outcomes are:
  • Approved, no changes needed
  • Conditional approval – pending clarifications specified
  • Tabled – revise and resubmit
  • Not approved

Funding recommendations are reviewed by the Co-Directors and submitted to the Provost.

Funding decisions are communicated to the applicant(s) in writing.