Grants Program Analysis Working Group

Working Group Description:

The goal of this working group is to provide education, guidance, and tools for HRA members to effectively assess the impact of their funding initiatives. As donors grow increasingly interested in understanding the impact of their philanthropy, grantmakers are charged with providing in-depth assessment of the contributions of these research dollars. This powerful information from evaluation research and grants program analysis can not only serve to boost donor confidence, but can also benefit public knowledge by sharing important progress made through grant-making. Furthermore, knowledge of the impact of specific grant programs can lead to innovative new approaches to funding by allowing grantmakers to visualize research trends as well as the collective, and individual, impact of their grants.

In 2018, the Grants Program Analysis Working Group is being chaired by:

  • Shannon Gallagher-Colombo, Assistant Director, Scientific Review and Grants Administration, AACR Foundation
  • Maneesh Kumar, Scientific Program Manager, Breast Cancer Research Foundation