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Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network is committed to supporting and strengthening relationships; creating and increasing equitable opportunities for racially and ethnically diverse evaluators; and ensuring a membership base rooted in culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). Among the Network’s many benefits, membership and all of the learning and networking opportunities hosted by the Network are free to Members!

Know Before You Apply

To qualify for Network membership you must:

→ Identify as an evaluator part of a racially and/or ethnically diverse group.

→ Reside within a United States (U.S.) state or territory, and/or a sovereign tribal nation that shares the same geography.

→ Have seven (7) or more years of paid evaluation experience, including work in a key/lead role (e.g., Principal Investigator, Project Director, Project Lead) on at least three (3) evaluation projects.

→ Have knowledge and experience in CREE.

→ Include with your application a high-quality, CREE-focused work sample.

Prepare in Advance

The Network application is estimated to take several hours to complete. Interested evaluators are encouraged to prepare the following information/materials prior to beginning the online application form:

Applicants are encouraged to review the Expanding the Bench: Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable Evaluation Network Member Application Guide (this guide will be made available in early 2022) prior to beginning work on your application online. This detailed guide includes helpful information about the application process, content, and scoring.

Start Your Application

The ACE Evaluation Network accepts applications online on a rolling basis and reviews them every six months. Applicants will be notified when their application is received, at which time Expanding the Bench® will share information on scoring and next steps. If you are unable to access and/or complete the application online, please contact for guidance on how to submit it.

Still Have Questions? Visit the ACE Evaluation Network FAQ Page

Visit the ACE Evaluation Network’s FAQ page to see questions and responses regarding the Network and membership application. This page will be updated within five (5) business days of receiving any new/additional questions.