Research is at the heart of what we do and our research strategy outlines our intentions on achieving our mission. Our award winning research process ensures we only fund projects of the highest-quality that have the greatest chance of advancing our understanding of A-T, improving treatment and management, and accelerating benefits to patients.
1. Open Grant Round
The terms of the grant round are advertised and researchers are invited to submit applications.
Applicants create their research proposals and submit them to us for funding.
3. External Peer Review
Scientists and clinicians who are experts in the field or closely related field of the application are asked for their opinion. Strengths and weaknesses are assessed and written feedback provided.
4. Applicant Response
Applicants are given the chance to read and respond to the external scientific peer reviewers’ feedback. The reviewer remains anonymous.
5. Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
Applications, external reviewer feedback, and the applicant’s responses are all discussed and considered by Action for A-T’s Research Advisory Committee.
6. Final Decision
The RAC recommend the strongest scientific applications to the board of Trustees who then make the final funding decisions. Successful applicants are notified and sent award letters.
The best science and the best scientists are supported to gain new knowledge.
8. Monitoring Progress
All research projects are constantly monitored to check on progress. For further information visit our research monitoring page.