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Overview of Peer-review Process Design for State and University Grant Competitions


Synopsis: This webinar summarized and discussed the insights we’ve gained from our work designing and leading peer review processes for state, and university-system grant competitions (as well as national competitions). We discussed the five core elements of peer review process integrity and how peer review processes at the state and local level can be designed to effectively meet program needs. We presented case studies and a comparison to NSF and NIH processes.

Audience: The webinar may be of particular interest to state funding agency staff, university academic administrators, and faculty leading peer-reviewed grant competitions.

Presenters: The live webinar was presented by Dr. Charles E. Dunlap, Director of the Research Competitiveness Program. Dr. Dunlap has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing national and international S&T grant competitions, overseeing funding agencies, and developing and leading symposia on peer review process. He has created and led S&T programs in the U.S. and more than thirty countries.

Dr. Dunlap was joined by Dr. Heather E. McInnis, Associate Director of the Research Competitiveness Program. Over the last decade, Dr. McInnis has designed peer review processes for universities, technology-based economic development organizations, foundations, and national funding programs in 15 U.S. states and countries abroad, and managed review of thousands of S&T proposals on topics ranging from ecosystems science to high-energy physics.  

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