During peer-to-peer review, each applicant will score and comment on five other applications using the four criteria included in the scoring rubric: transformative, equitable, innovative, and feasible. This is the same scoring rubric that the evaluation panel will use.
Scores will be calculated using an algorithm that ensures a level playing field for all applicants. In addition to scoring each application on the four criteria in the scoring rubric, peer-to-peer reviewers will also provide a final numerical score, ranging between 0-100, representing an overall impression of the entire application. We ask that each peer-to-peer reviewer carefully read the applications given to them and provide meaningful feedback.
The peer-to-peer review will result in a rank order of all valid submissions. Based on the rank order of scores, top-scoring applications will move forward to the evaluation panel review.
The evaluation panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the applications assigned to them. Each valid application will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting rank order of applications, up to ten finalists will be selected.
M. V. Lee Badgett
Anne Marie Burgoyne
Crystal Churchwell Evans
Paul Di Donato
Mary Frank Fox
Angela Glover Blackwell
Geeta Rao Gupta
Michelle Milford Morse
Deirdre Joy Smith
In partnership with Lever for Change, the selection committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to 10 finalists based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, rank from the evaluation panel, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The selection of the finalists and winners of the awards is at the sole discretion of Pivotal Ventures, MacKenzie Scott, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.