Session Outline. Overview of session ( 5 minutes) Receive abbreviated version of the training given to typical grant reviewers ( 40 minutes) Break ! ( 15 minutes) Read mock evaluation criteria and applications, score, and write comments ( 30 minutes)
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Independently read and score the mock application according to the evaluation criteria.
Write evaluative comments that support and justify your scores.
Do not discuss the application, scores, or your comments with anyone until steps 1 and 2 are complete.
Compare scores and comments in panels. Come to a consensus. Revise scores and comments as needed. Scores and comments do not need to be the same, but they cannot conflict with each other.
Comments reviewed by Panel Managers.
Prepare to report out on your experiences and comments.
Read the evaluation criteria and the mock application.
Score the application according to the evaluation criteria and nothing else.
Never contact the applicant or any other outside source. Do not discuss the application with anyone. Do not use the internet, personal bias for or against the applicant, or any external source of information.
Every score must be fully supported and justified by detailed written evaluative comments.
They determine scores. If a score isn’t supported by evaluative comments, it is sent back to the panel.
They assist in determining funding and explain and validate scores to decision makers.
They can be used for technical assistance to applicants, both funded and unfunded.
“My agency would…”
“They didn’t answer the criterion completely, but I know how this program works…”
“I gave them a score of 15 out of 20. I thought it was a good application but not great.”
“I don’t like what they are proposing…”
“This is the worst application I’ve ever seen. What were they thinking?”
Break (15 minutes)
Read Mock Applications, Score, and Write Comments (30 minutes)
Mock Panel Reviews (30 minutes)
Discussion and Lessons Learned