Call for "Community Feedback Experts"


Planning for Open Grants: Fostering a Transparent and Accessible National Research Infrastructure, an initiative led by the University of Florida, has undertaken an 18-month effort to establish a blueprint for implementation of a repository of openly accessible grant proposals and funding guidelines. One major goal of the project is to examine and better understand the needs of particular academic and professional communities by incorporating perspectives from “community feedback experts” from across these fields. These experts will work alongside the project’s advisory committee to foster conversation and develop case studies to guide future work.

Community feedback experts will inform and shape the Planning for Open Grants project by delving into specific opportunities, concerns, and challenges within three targeted communities:

By “experts,” we mean individuals who engage professionally and/or have an advanced degree in a related field. Experts should have some experience applying for and/or reviewing grants and a keen interest in finding ethical, feasible ways to share proposals. Experts may be at any point in their career.

Each expert is expected to:

Experts will receive a $1,000 stipend for their service to the project. Funding is available to support up to 15 experts. It is expected that all work will take place remotely.

To apply, please submit, by Friday, May 5:

via email to, with the subject “{YOUR NAME} Application for Community Feedback Expert, Planning for Open Grants”

Authorship Policy

As the organizers of the Planning for Open Grants project, our goal is to foster discussions and progress towards recognizing and sharing grant proposals. In alignment with this goal, we strive to share our work openly in ways that acknowledge the efforts and contributions of everyone involved and enable them to receive credit and recognition. In practice, we hope to publish and share materials such as the presentation and case study through platforms such as the Open Science Framework so that the works can be cited and authors acknowledged.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Award # LG-250067-OLS-21.

Institute of Museum and Library Services