We are committed to acting with integrity in all of our relationships, and to selecting our grant recipients through an honest and fair process. In support of this commitment, POW! has an expectation to be forthright on any conflict of interest. This requires disclosure of relationships between our grants committee members and any grant applicant. Generally, POW! policy recognizes the potential for conflict and safeguards against them by requiring any grants committee member to excuse herself from the discussion and/or vote on any topic where a conflict arises.
Members who are serving on the board or the grants committee of POW! will be formally required to disclose potential conflicts of interest. POW! expects all members to act in an objective and fair manner. Members are expected to refrain from any attempt to gain an unfair advantage for any particular grant applicant by disclosing confidential information and/or attempting to persuade other members of POW! to vote for such grant applicant.