The goals of this research project are to understand the value of blind review processes, the different types of blind review (i.e. single-blind, double-blind, etc.), best practices of when and how to carry out blind review processes, and what other funders use blind review for competitive funding proposals.
We would also like to understand advantages, disadvantages, and other considerations for blind reviews.
Our organization is seeking to increase equity in our grantmaking practices and to understand whether blind review may be an approach to consider to reduce bias and increasing diversity in selecting projects for funding. This research project will help us better understand how and why we might use blinded reviews to further our equity goals and ensure more inclusive grantmaking practices.
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is a statewide health philanthropy working to support those working to improve health in Wisconsin through health research, health care and public health workforce development, and community health initiatives.