Since 2017, the Volkswagen Foundation is testing a new selection procedure for project applications: In the funding initiative "Experiment!", part of the funded projects are selected by an independent jury. Additionally, further projects are drawn from those applications that are suitable for the program and eligible for funding. Background and reactions to a new and unusual selection procedure.
International response to the partially randomized selection
In the meantime, other sponsors have also introduced partially randomized selection. A good overview of the motivation, arguments and case studies can be found in the handbook of the independent Research on Research Institute (RoRI).