Preventing bias isn’t a game of silver bullets or one size fits all solutions. It's about learning how to identify and reduce bias to ensure a fair process for your applicants. This guide features industry-tested advice for doing just that.
Build Awareness, Address Bias
While it’s nearly impossible to completely eliminate bias, we can be educated and aware of bias and build grant application processes that address it thoroughly. That’s what we hope to do with this visual guide: identify some challenging biases that are inherent to almost every grant review process (in other words, you are not alone) and pitch some solutions your way.
Tackling sources of bias starts with being aware and proactive, coming up with solutions before they become problems. This guide includes practical tips on how to combat the main types of bias, including:
Taking action to address bias at the individual level
Collecting data to measure possible bias
Implementing an anonymous review process