Awards Review Committee

The Awards Committee establishes award criteria, reviews  award applications, and makes funding recommendations to the TIFF Board of Directors. With the approval of the TIFF Board of Directors, the committee establishes the following:

  • Award criteria
  • Application guidelines
  • Annual grant application timelines
  • Application review procedures
  • Grant administration guidelines
  • Reviews of final grant reports

We are extremely grateful for this Committee’s dedication and thoroughness in reviewing grant proposals. Current members of the Committee are (in alphabetical order):

Christina Baumer
Program Manager, Lancaster General College, Pennsylvania

Tereasa Brainerd
Director, Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, Massachusetts

Nikki Crandall-Seibert
Veterinarian, Loves Park, Illinois

Elizabeth Hansen
Associate Professor, Missouri

Sarah Hansen
Emergency Veterinarian, Iowa

Dr. Joseph Romatowski
Veterinarian (cats only), Washington

Lorraine Shelton
Quality Assurance Manager for multiple pharmaceutical companies, California

For questions about grant awards, please contact Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz, President (