Grants Criteria and Weighting

How we evaluate applications

We recognize that each application to the Joule Innovation grant program reflects a unique set of needs and challenges. To understand the strengths and challenges with every application, reviewers from the Joule Innovation Council apply certain criteria and weighting beyond relevance to Joule’s mandate―which is to support collaborative health care initiatives and foster future-forward thinking. Each proposal is evaluated with the following criteria in mind:


1 New this year – collaboration. In a time where funding is being increasingly stretched, collaboration within and between health care professionals, policy makers, patients, business leaders and others is of critical importance. The Joule Innovation grant program is proud to support physician entrepreneurs who see value in multidisciplinary teamwork.