Hi Rafael – We show panelists a ranked spreadsheet of the application scores and invite them to adjust the scores if they feel an application was ranked too high or low relative to the others.  Aside from asking them to confirm the appropriateness of top-ranking/fully fundable and low-ranking/unfundable applications, we do not correlate application scores with a dollar amount.





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My organization is looking into UAF general best practices on using panels to determine grant awards. We currently hold panel meetings where applicants are scored and ranked and the ranking is translated into a proposed grant amount. We then allow the panel members to weigh in and move dollars around if they wish. Does anyone else:


a)       Share proposed grant amounts that result from panel scores and ranking at panel meetings?

b)      Let panel members move funds from one organization to another without tying it to a score change?

c)       Have any other process?


Much thanks for any info you’re able to provide.


Warmest regards,




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