Independent external peer reviewers assess your NTFS nomination. We allocate reviewers to your nomination according to the assessment categories you provide on your application form.

Each reviewer independently assesses your nomination against the selection criteria and submits his/her comments and gradings to the HEA. The reviewers can only consider the evidence in the nomination documents.

All gradings are then considered by the Awards Panel. The panel is made up of senior management staff from a range of institutions and is independent of the HEA.

Nominating institutions will be informed of the outcomes in November 2016.