When the application window closes, a selection committee comprised of a RIPE NCC Executive Board Member and volunteers from the RIPE community will review and select funding recipients. A RIPE NCC staff member acts as the secretary and manages the process.
The process of selecting projects for funding is done in three steps.
The first step is to remove any incomplete projects proposals and any projects that are out of the defined purpose or scope of the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund:
The selection committee starts the process of scoring each application. This is done with projects being awarded a score between one and five on each of the following points:
After all the applications have been graded, a shortlist of finalists is created by compiling the top ten applications as scored by each selection committee member.
The selection committee chooses the winning projects from this shortlist of finalists. The committee meets either in person or on a conference call, with a staff member from the RIPE NCC acting as secretary. If the same project is in all the selection committee members’ top ten shortlist, it will be selected as a winner. However, if there are too many projects or if the funding limit is exceeded, then the selection committee discuss and select projects from among these. If there are projects some committee members have scored higher than others, then the committee discusses these projects.