Peer Review Committee

Peer Review Committee

Peer Review and Funding Process

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being’s multi-million dollar “Improving Mental Well-being for All: Focusing Action for Positive Change” Grant Program is a catalyst for enhancing existing initiatives and creating innovative solutions to build the resilience of all Islanders.

When it comes to evaluating and awarding funds to community proposals and to ensure projects fit within the mandate of the Alliance, a diverse and inclusive committee of peer reviewers assessed all proposals. The reviewers represented the PEI community of applicants and were selected, in part, with an eye to their experience in working with or representing diverse populations. Reviewers were also engaged and recruited from outside of the province to fill gaps in expertise or to avoid conflict of interest. Committee members have expertise and experience relevant to the Grant Program’s objectives and actions areas.

The peer reviewers took part in training sessions to ensure an understanding of the assessment criteria and the Alliance’s actions areas, those being:  supporting responsive relationships, reducing sources of toxic stress and its harmful build up, and strengthening core life skills.

“It was interesting to see the innovation in my community.” – Colleen, Peer Review Committee Member

Through a rigorous and systematic review, the peer review committee evaluated project proposals against specific criteria: feasibility, impact, and alignment with our core action areas.

“I was impressed with the many good ideas presented in the proposals I was asked to review. I appreciated the scoring sheet reflected the way the proposals were written.” – Arlene, Peer Review Committee Member

After multiple peer reviewers assessed applications, recommendations for funding were reviewed and approved by the Alliance’s Board of Directors. The Alliance is delighted to announce its inaugural grant recipients and thank the participation of our community peer review committee.

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-being welcomes applications from, and nominations for, individuals interested in participating as peer reviewers for the Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program.

A diverse and inclusive group of peer reviewers that represent the community of potential applicants will assess grant applications. Peer reviewers play an integral role in advancing the Alliance’s commitment to enhancing mental well-being outcomes for all Islanders.

Peer reviewers in the Alliance’s Grant Program carry out their important role by bringing with them some, or all of, the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience relevant to the Alliance’s focus on mental well-being, resilience and/or collective impact approaches drawn from any context, including professional or community-based work, academic, lived/ing experience, etc. and/or through work in jurisdictions outside PEI
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PEI community, contexts and diverse population groups
  • Experience in Indigenous contexts
  • Experience in grant writing or review
  • Research and/or evaluation expertise
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality, act in the absence of conflict of interest, and uphold fairness and transparency throughout the process

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-being welcomes applications from, and nominations for, individuals interested in participating as peer reviewers for the Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program.

A diverse and inclusive group of peer reviewers that represent the community of potential applicants will assess grant applications. Peer reviewers play an integral role in advancing the Alliance’s commitment to enhancing mental well-being outcomes for all Islanders.

Peer reviewers in the Alliance’s Grant Program carry out their important role by bringing with them some, or all of, the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience relevant to the Alliance’s focus on mental well-being, resilience and/or collective impact approaches drawn from any context, including professional or community-based work, academic, lived/ing experience, etc. and/or through work in jurisdictions outside PEI
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PEI community, contexts and diverse population groups
  • Experience in Indigenous contexts
  • Experience in grant writing or review
  • Research and/or evaluation expertise
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality, act in the absence of conflict of interest, and uphold fairness and transparency throughout the process

The time commitment for participating peer reviewers per granting cycle is an estimated 17 hours spent in a combination of evaluating (reading & rating) individual applications of up to 10 pages each, discussing applications with other peer reviewers, training, and debriefing. 

The Alliance will provide required training, as well as an honorarium in recognition of this important contribution of time and expertise to the granting process.

Participation

 The Alliance accepts applications and nominations for peer reviewer membership on an on-going basis. If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating as a peer reviewer in the Alliance’s Grant Program, please contact the Grants Coordinator at: grants@allianceformentalwellbeing.com

Selection

Please contact the Grants Coordinator for information on selection

grants@allianceformentalwellbeing.com

Information

For more information and to apply, please contact the Alliance Grants Coordinator: grants@allianceformentalwellbeing.com

Grant Program

Those interested in participating in the peer review process are encouraged to learn more about the Alliance’s Grant Program, as well as mental well-being and resilience.