- There is no longer a mid-year call for the Energy & Resources or Partner schemes. This gives almost double the amount of time available to be allocated for the calendar-year allocations. A small portion of each of these two schemes is set aside for out of session applications throughout the year.
- Staff from Western Australian Government Agencies who are conducting research or development are considered as being from the Pawsey Partners, for the purpose of being eligible to access Pawsey services under the Partner Share. Such staff are eligible to be Principal Investigator of Partner Share projects, and contribute to the 50% FTE criteria.
- For the Pawsey Partner scheme, at least 50% of the FTE towards the project must be from Pawsey Partner institutions.
- Applicants (the person who fills out the form) cannot be students.
- There is a limit of one application per project leader for the Pawsey Partner call.
- There is a limit of one application per project leader for the Energy & Resources call.
- Project leaders that apply directly to the Pawsey Partner scheme are ineligible for top-ups to applications from other schemes.
- There is a minimum allocation request of 100,000 core hours for the Pawsey Partner call.
- There is a minimum allocation request of 250,000 core hours for the Energy and Resources call.
- Out of session applications to the Energy & Resources and Partner schemes throughout the year are permitted, although with strict eligibility criteria (see Energy and Resources Scheme and Pawsey Partner Scheme). Allocations are made from the small amount set aside, adjusted pro rata to the end of the year.
- Appeals can be made against procedural issues, but not against decisions by the reviewers, review panels or the Pawsey Executive Director.
- The assessment criteria are flexible towards diverse types of projects. For example, publications, patents, business transformations, social benefits and IP commercialisation may be outputs that demonstrate project quality and innovation. Similarly, publications, citations, grants, industry funding and patents are examples of research record. It is up to the applicant to highlight accordingly and write a competitive application.
- Partner top-up applications are considered for their remaining requested allocation, regardless of allocations obtained via other schemes