Most grants will be evaluated first by Committees and second by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Committees will reflect a range of expertise, including expertise relevant to the application pool, and may include previous grant recipients, students, faculty and staff. Each Committee will be chaired by a member or members of The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Committee members cannot evaluate applications in which they are involved.
Committees will discuss the applications, individually and in the context of the pool, and may review work samples and other useful information during the discussion. The conversation will:
- Be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities
- Take into account the criteria
- Consider other Penn resources available to the applicant for this work
Committee recommendations will be shared with The Sachs Program Advisory Board. It is the responsibility of The Sachs Program Advisory Board to make final decisions on which projects will receive support.
Extended Artist Engagement applications will be evaluated directly by The Sachs Program Advisory Board, and not additionally by a Committee. The discussion amongst the board members will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, will take into account the criteria, and will also take into account other potential resources available to the applicant for this work.