The direct integration of a project into an existing HESI committee is appropriate for single party submitters (one scientist, organization, or company) whose idea is directly relevant to the mission and objectives of a targeted committee. The proposal should augment the current research portfolio of the committee.
HESI sponsor company scientists, those who are eligible to become sponsor(s), and public sector (government, non-profit, academia, etc.) scientists may engage in this process.
Proposals can be discussed with the relevant HESI scientific program manager at any time. Submitters should recognize that most ongoing HESI projects include numerous activities, and the committee’s interest and ability to adopt new research may be limited. Nevertheless, this mechanism has resulted in the augmentation of ongoing projects in the past and is a viable option.
Not necessarily. However, ongoing scientific committees generally require annual assessments from private sector sponsor(s) of the committee to fund activities. The necessity of additional funding will depend on the nature and scope of the proposal. The degree of funding necessary to fund a new activity is determined by the committee, taking into account its current and planned scientific programs.
Adoption of new projects by existing HESI committees is dependent on feedback from the committee, the availability of program manager resources, and budget. The HESI Program Strategy and Stewardship Committee (PSSC), which is responsible for the oversight of the HESI scientific portfolio, may also provide input on newly adopted program direction.