Foundation staff conduct a detailed review of the applications received, making sure each proposal is in scope, within our service region and complete.
Thematic selection committees are structured with support from technical experts from the community, assigned to a specific programmatic area. Normally selection committee members are composed of two, four or six representatives.
Depending on the number of proposals received, Selection Committee(s) members work in pairs defined around technical expertise and diversity. In that initial step they decide if the proposal is worthy to be moved forward for full review, where all committee members for that thematic program will assess the proposals.
Applications moving forward for full review are scored by all Selection Committee members based on selection criteria detailed below. The scoring is conducted through an online platform that calculates an average score based on the points given by each selection committee member, multiplied by the weight designated for each criterion.
Committee members are required to provide comments to support their scores.
Feedback to applicants will be provided -if need be- based on the comments from the Selection Committee members as well as the assessment by the APNIC Foundation staff.
Selection committee scores inform final determinations for selection. Staff may also take diversity considerations into account including the geographic distribution of ISIF Asia’s overall funding. Internet Development grants (3 x small grants across any program area) will be awarded to the strongest scoring applications from economies that have not been supported by ISIF Asia previously.
The criteria and weights are as follows.
|Proposal objectives and activities are clearly aligned with ISIF Asia overall objective, within scope of the selected program (inclusion, infrastructure, knowledge or IPv6 deployment) and focus on at least one of the work areas listed under each program||x5|
|Proposed outcomes have a technical focus and clear benefit for Internet Development||x5|
|The proposal is addressing a real problem that have been clearly identified and are supported by evidence||x5|
|The project proposal has clear objectives and a well-structured methodology for implementation of the proposed activities||x4|
|The project proposal clearly address diversity as part of their staffing, governance and implementation||x4|
|The project proposal includes clear considerations and actions to minimize damage to the environment||x4|
|The organization has demonstrated capacity to manage funds, conduct project activities within the specified budget and time limits||x4|
|The expected outcome of the proposal has the potential for growth/further development||x3|
|The organization is able/willing to engage the regional/global technical community relevant to the activities proposed that can support dissemination of project outcomes||x3|
|The proposal includes a clear strategy to document project activities and outcomes effectively||x3|
|The proposal includes a clear strategy to promote project outcomes and lessons learned||x3|