Thursday, February 05, 2009

Would you like to be a reviewer for the Computer Assisted Writing grant?

As a reviewer, you will be sent four-six grant proposals to read and score according to a rubric that will be provided. You will have approximately two weeks to complete your review of these proposals. Then, on March 16, 2009, all reviewers will meet for the day at ACES in Hamden. Lunch will be provided. During the session at ACES, reviewers will be divided into groups with others who have read and evaluated the same proposals. Together, groups will discuss each of the proposals and arrive at a final score to award each proposal, again, based on the rubric.

Even if you or your district is applying for a grant in this new round of funding, you are eligible to be a grant reviewer. You will of course, not read and score your own proposal (!) but will review proposals submitted by districts outside of your region.

Most people who have participated in reading grants in the past have expressed that it was an extremely positive professional experience, and one that has helped them in a variety of ways, including future grant proposal writing. Being a grant reviewer is also a great professional service to Connecticut’s education community.

If you are interested in reviewing grant proposals and are available on March 16, please let us know by sending an email to