Coveted for their independence and exceptional research, Skoch Award is
distinctive for its approach in selection of awardees. The Skoch Award is known to
follow the most rigorous process of selection. Nominations found to be complete
in all respects are put through secondary research by the Awards Secretariat. These are
then recommended to the Awards Committee for further evaluation.
Only those approved by the Awards Committee are invited to make a presentation to the
jury, which evaluates each project on its merits of “what changed” with absolute scores -
without making comparisons of any sort. While jury marks each of these projects, even the
peer group of the nominees is invited to evaluate each project and mark these accordingly.
The top-scoring projects make it to the Skoch Order-of-Merit. A shortlist of awardees is
drawn from the Order-of-Merit recipients who are invited to receive the Skoch Award in an
exclusive awards function, which is presided over by a distinguished dignitary.