Panel Prep

Thank you so much for serving our community by being a grant panelist! 

Flexible Support


Please email Sam or MRAC with any questions. You can also reach Sam at 651-523-6388

Orientation Materials


Rating Guide:


Bias Resources

Tips to counter bias while scoring:

  • Focus on the criterion. Remember all applications you are reviewing are eligible.
  • Reread or re-listen to apps before assuming information is missing
  • Truly look at content NOT how elegant the sentences were crafted.
  • Consider changing arts with creative or maker to counteract our preconceived notions of what art is or should be.
  • Pace yourself! You have a full 4 weeks to review these. Set a weekly or even daily goal to keep yourself accountable.

Panel Assignments

  • Panel A: Anna Ostroushko, Bill Mathis, Ethan Neerdaels, Jeff Ambroz, Jimmy Longoria, Loriene Pearson, Pa Na Lor
  • Panel B: Craig Drehmel, Denise Baerg, Jen Arlen, Margaret Sullivan, Miranda Rosa, Monica Cruz Zorrilla, Yuki Tokuda
  • Panel C: Adam Devitt, Dante Pirtle, Elliott Sharpe, Kong Moua, Quinn Villagomez, Shaiwna Adams
  • Panel D: Amy Wilderson, Christopher Clouser, Emma Wood, Loren Niemi, Miluska Novota, Sarah Kleinsasser Tan, Za’Nia Coleman
  • Panel E: Cristeta Boarini, Cynthia Zapata, Jami Snively, Kate Hujda, Ni’kol Dowls, Sarah Kass, Trevor Campbell
  • Panel F: Ancinetta Caldwell, Atlas Phoenix, Daniel Tran, Frangena Johnson, Jennifer Ilse, Nancy Hicks, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria
  • Panel G: Claire Chenoweth, Judy Cooper Lyle, Michael Perez, Nicole Conti, Vie Boheme, Xianping He
  • Panel H: Hannah Bassewitz, Michaëlle Abraham, Raymond Luczak, Rayna Howard, Susan Tarnowski, Todd Wardrope, Yasmeenah Sideak-Jama
  • Panel I: Anna Weggel, Joshua Vang, Karla Nweje, Keri Wiese, Myra Bolling-Smith, Tracy Krumm, G Vue
  • Panel J: Amanda Shopa, Carmen Lucia Lincoln, Jeanne Junge, Jes Reyes, Raquel Diaz Goutierez, Samantha Manz
  • Panel K: Brienna Lee, Chia Lor, Davida Kilgore, July Vang, Kristina Mengis, Mitch Fantin, Sarah Paquin
  • Panel L: Bob Bierscheid, Devonne Tinsley, Lucina Kayee, Maura Bosch, Michael-jon Pease, Sharon Kwan, Tumelo Khupe

Stipends & Reimbursements

Upon completion of panel participation, panelists will receive a stipend. Panelists can also request caregiver expense reimbursement. To receive your stipend, please fill out the Panelist Stipend Form and send any care reimbursement receipts to


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