READ ME: About Co-Design Competition :)

:arrow_right: Click here for all competition details (including how to enter)

How to Submit Your Proposal

Decide how we allocate our next £10,000 grant fund! :tada: Submit your research grant proposal by clicking ‘New Topic’ on the main page and filling out all the details..

Note: you must be signed in submit a proposal.

How to Submit an Amendment

If you like someone’s proposal, but think it could be improved, you can submit an amendment by replying to their proposal with your ideas. The original author can then choose whether to accept your amendment.

How to Accept an Amendment

If you’d like to accept an amendment, you can edit your original post. Please credit the amender once an amendment is accepted.

How to Vote on a Proposal

Voting will begin on Dec 1st.

Click on the proposal you’d like to vote for on the main page, then click ‘vote’. You can vote for as many proposals as you’d like.

Assessing Entries

You are also Prolific’s grant proposal review board!

The Community’s Role

To enter, applicants will post their short research proposals in our dedicated channel where you can assess them and vote for the best ones. Our team will then review the 10 proposals with the most votes, and award the prize in accordance with our evaluation criteria.

How do you assess entries?

Please try to be as fair, and impartial as possible. Think about the following things when evaluating a proposal:

  1. Does it make good use of our community platform’s features like voting, replying, and liking?
  2. Is it easy for researchers to get involved in?
  3. Does it minimize online manipulation/gaming?
  4. Does it adhere to the principles of open science?
  5. Does it filter for high-quality submissions?
  6. Does it ensure that grants are awarded fairly, and according to merit?

When is the deadline? And when are winners announced?

Proposals can be posted from today (Nov 8th) until Dec 10th at midnight (GMT).

After that deadline, there will be a 10-day voting-only period:

  • From Dec 11th - 21st, all proposals will be available for evaluation and voting only.
  • We won’t be accepting new entries during this time.

We will take a couple of weeks to assess the applications and announce the winners on the forum, our blog, social media and email as soon as possible.

If you’ve got any questions, let me know! :slight_smile:

This competition will be run in accordance with our community guidelines.