De-biasing the evaluation process of in-person review panels for a postdoctoral fellowship

Good intentions are not enough to advance diversity. This case study of a 2019 postdoctoral fellowship competition in astronomy illustrates how incorporating lessons from social science research into the evaluation process mitigates bias, identifies outstanding scientists, and improves diversity.

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Correspondence to Joyce W. Yen.

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The author declares that she is serving as a paid consultant to the Heising-Simons Foundation and assisted them with the case study featured in this Comment.

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Yen, J.W. De-biasing the evaluation process of in-person review panels for a postdoctoral fellowship. Nat Astron 3, 1041–1042 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0835-7

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