Projects submitted by Resident Scholars and matched with a Diaspora Scholar will go into the Review Process and will be evaluated using the following Review Criteria:
- Quality of proposed project
- Evidence of mutual benefit
- Appropriateness of time
- Fit and quality of proposed scholar match
- Potential for impact
- Institutional support
Further details on each of these criteria are as follows:
Quality of proposed project (25% of score)
- Specific and relevant activities are proposed related to collaborative research, joint supervision of Ph.D.s, curriculum and course co-development and/or co-teaching.
- Strong project concept and rationale are provided; project demonstrates a well-founded understanding of current trends in the field of study. Project is practical.
- Clear mission of what the Resident Scholar wants to accomplish through project visit is articulated, and justification is provided on reasons to partner in the effort with a Diaspora scholar.
- The Resident Scholar is appropriately qualified to pursue the activities proposed.
- Project contributes to the overall READ goal of capacity-strengthening at Albanian higher education institutions.
Evidence of mutual benefit (10% of score)
- Roles for Resident Scholar(s) and Diaspora Scholar are well designed and collaborative.
- Mutual benefits are clearly outlined.
- Concerted effort is demonstrated to include, engage and provide benefits to Albanian host institution and Diaspora Scholar’s home institution.
Appropriateness of time (10% of score)
- Project is feasible in time proposed for visit; project activities are focused and not too broad for the project visit timeframe.
- Proposed project fits into longer-term collaboration and goals of the Resident and Diaspora Scholar institutions.
Fit and quality of proposed scholar match (15% of score)
- The proposed Diaspora scholar’s discipline, subfields, areas of expertise, professional experience and motivation for applying are well-suited to the project described by the Resident Scholar.
Potential for impact (30% of score)
- Proposed uses of research funds are clearly necessary for the current project and demonstrate an investment in future academic research work.
- Project forms or builds on a strong base for continued partnership.
- Evidence of sustainability of project is presented.
Institutional support (10% of score)
- Resident Scholar and Diaspora Scholar provide a letter from an administrator that speaks to institutional support for participation in READ.