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Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion Research Reviewer Resources

The below portals are where seed grant application reviews, scoring and feedback are collected. Please be mindful of the respective links to the review stage.

Seed Grants

Sanford Scholars

Center for Research on Empathy and Compassion

For reviewers of the following programs:
  • Seed Grants (General & Applied Research)
  • Collaborative Research
  • Sanford Fellows

Reviewer Instructions

Logging in

  1. Navigate to reviewer portal
  2. Enter your UCSD email ending in
  3. Follow emailed prompts to establish your profile

Completing the Review

  1. Once logged in, the home page will list your assigned reviews
  2. Next to the proposal title, select Review (in blue)
  3. Use the drop down menus and arrows in the top left to navigate through the application package
  4. Select "+Feedback" (in blue) to open the score sheet
  5. Complete the scoring sheet* and provide comments
  6. When complete, select "Submit" (in blue)
*Proposals are scored on a 5-point scale, in which 1 is the strongest score
2=Very Good

Questions? Please contact Catherine Christian at with any questions about the reviewing process.

If you are an applicant, please visit our Application portal page. If you have any questions about this process, contact Kaleigh O'Merry (