The Grants Advisory Committee examines and makes recommendations about grant applications that are received from the annual Retina Australian Research Grants Program. Applications for these grants are considered and ranked by the Grants Advisory Committee.
The Board appoints a Chair for this Committee, who provides the names and qualifications of other suitably qualified people to be members of the Committee. No Committee member may be a current year grantee or a grant applicant for the following calendar year. No more than one person from any one institution is appointed to membership of the Committee in any one year. The Chair may also call on suitably qualified peer reviewers to provide expert comment on individual applications in order to assist the Committee in their consideration and ranking of the applications.
These rankings, and associated reports, are considered by the Retina Australia Board in determining the allocation of grants from available funds for the calendar year following the application.