Assessment process

Applications are assessed by small panel at The National Archives:

Rachel Smillie/Louise Seaward Academic Engagement Managers
Jone Garmendia Head of Cataloguing
Victoria Iglikowski Principal Records Specialist – Diverse Histories
Sarah VanSnick Senior Conservation Manager

The panel is chaired by the programme administrator James Hodgson. The administrator is not permitted to contribute to assessment discussions, other than to facilitate the process, or to score and assess applications.

Applications will be assessed based on the archives responses to the questions in the application form.

A conflict of interest register will be completed before each round of assessments, in the case of a conflict of interest that panel member will be asked not score the application, and the other panel members scores will be averaged to compensate.  In the event of a conflict of interest, panel members will be asked to absent themselves from the relevant discussion.