Overview

The Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes will fund a national collaborative network to coordinate team-based cross-disciplinary research projects. The Program will be a national collaborative network, led by the Administering Organisation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and involve researchers with track records in quality research outcomes and coordinating team-based cross-disciplinary projects. The network's core function will include significant progress towards finding a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, which affects many Australian children. Proposals for projects commencing in 2014 opened on 1 April 2014 and closed on 29 April 2014. This report outlines recommendations from the selection process for that round.

 

The objectives of the Special Research Initiative Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes scheme are:

  • The Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes represents the Government’s electoral commitment to support Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes research. The Initiative provides funding to the Eligible Organisation to support a network and research programs in Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.
  • The successful Program will be a national collaborative network, led by the Administering Organisation and involving researchers with track records in quality research outcomes and coordinating team-based cross-disciplinary projects. The network’s core functions will include significant progress towards finding a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.

 

Selection process

The ARC prepared funding recommendations for submission to the CEO. The recommendations were based on advice from an expert Selection Advisory Panel which:

  • assessed the Proposal
  • assessed and recommended the budget

The ARC considered the eligibility of the proposal and it was considered to be in order. 

This report reflects the recommendations of the ARC CEO to the Minister.

 

Selection criteria

Selection criteria and corresponding weights for Special Initiative Research Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes proposals are:

  • Objectives of the Initiative (100%)

 

Summary of Outcomes

The ARC received a total of one (1) proposal for the Special Initiative Research Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for funding in 2014. The overall success rate was 100 per cent in this round.

Table 1.          Comparison of proposal numbers, success rates, requested and allocated funds for successful proposals from Special Initiative Research Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for funding in 2014

Funding year

Proposals considered

Proposals approved

Success rate

Total requested funds (over project life)

Requested funds (over project life) of  approved proposal

Funds allocated (over project life)

Allocation as a percentage of request

2014

1

1

100%

$35,000,000

$35,000,000

$35,000,000

100%

 

 

Recommended Organisation for Funding

Table 2.          Details of recommended Special Initiative Research Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for funding in 2014

Project ID

Administering Organisation

Project Leader

Recommended funds over project life

SR140100001

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia

Mr Michael Wilson

$35,000,000