All Submissions: includes every submission we received except those that opted out of being listed in the portal
Second Look: submissions that we did not believe were a good fit for UP from our initial review, but were flagged as interesting by our review team
Shortlist: submissions for which we've requested a full proposal and are conducting diligence
We will use your feedback to inform our funding decisions about submissions on our shortlist and to potentially take another look at those initially screened out. To review our key criteria click here. We also hope you will use the portal as a resource to identify opportunities for partnership or funding.
Search To search for submissions by topic/issue, select “Sector” from the drop-down menu at the top left and enter a specific sector into the search box or click on the hyperlinked sector titles below the search box. You can also search by the title of the idea by selecting “Keyword” and entering in specific keywords. There may be keywords that are related to the idea but not listed in the idea title, so the most comprehensive search you can do is by “Sector.”
Note that search results produce a new tab that contains all submissions relevant to that search, even if you have the “Second Look” or “Shortlist” tab selected. You will be able to see if a submission is tagged “Second Look” or “Shortlist” under “Status” in the full submission listing. Please let us know if you come across any submissions that you think have been miscategorized by adding comments in the review form.
Review Click on “Review” to see the full submission and “Add Review” to add your review. You can select one or more of the following options:
I would endorse this submission for UP funding.
I would NOT endorse this submission for UP funding.
I would like more information on this submission as I may be interested in partnering/funding.
Please add explanatory comments in the text box. These could include questions or concerns you have about a submission, specific reasons you have endorsed a submission or not, comments about the idea/project/team, feedback for the applicant, examples of similar or complementary efforts, or any other feedback you wish to share.
Click “Submit” to save your review. The submission will then be labeled as “Reviewed.” Click on the “Return to Listing” button to go back to the full list. You can click on the “Reviewed” button next to each submission to edit or add to your reviews at any time. All feedback and comments will be kept confidential.