Q: How are reviewers are matched to proposals and what can applicants do to help with this match? Or is all the matching based on the summary and keywords?
A: The most important piece is the scientific summary associated with the application. Keywords are also used to match reviewers. In the context of the reviewer profile, there is a section where reviewers identify areas of science. The Stage 2 applications also have 'area of science' and this data will be used to help align the application with reviewers.
Q: What is the essential role for collaborators in Stage 1?
A: At Stage 1, no Program Experts (collaborators) are identified. They will be identified at Stage 2.