Applications will be reviewed and scored by a subcommittee made up of members of the SCCM THRIVE Task Force and Scientific Review Committee. Each application will be assigned to a group of three reviewers. Proposals will be scored on scientific merit and the potential to positively impact patient and family experience after critical illness. No special consideration will be given on the basis of faculty rank or research experience, but demonstration of an appropriate research environment and strong mentorship is essential for the less-experienced applicant. Applications that do not follow the administrative rules will be triaged by the Chair and returned to the applicant without committee review.THRIVE Grant Scoring
||Investigator, mentor, or team is experienced enough to be successful.|
Necessary talents are available to complete the work as proposed.
||Original and unique research using innovative techniques or approaches.|
||Hypotheses clearly stated.|
Feasibly can be completed within the time frame proposed.
Description clearly written and well organized.
Community engagement included.
||Evidence of departmental/institutional support.|
Scientific environment in which work will be done contributes to the probability of success.
Available equipment and other physical resources are adequate for the project proposed.
After the review and scoring process is completed, the THRIVE Grant Subcommittee will discuss the applications and select a recipient. Grant recipients are expected to provide a summary of research progress and financial report at the conclusion of the funding, similar to that required by the NIH, as well as an update two years from award funding. Grant recipients will also be required to submit a poster abstract for blind review and potential presentation at the SCCM Annual Congress within two years of grant receipt.
SCCM will not permit companies to influence the award process and selection of recipients. SCCM will appoint independent committees to select recipients based on peer review of applicant proposals. [SCCM Council policy]