Thanks for sharing your thinking.
You must have got some interesting applications, and individual EAs might want to fund or help fund them.
Could there be a way now or in future to facilitate exchange of info to maker this possible? (With politeness?)
I imagine this has come up before. What were the unsolved blocks?
[Declaring an interest: I submitted and didn’t get funded.]
I personally don’t see a major problem with this, but do think that individualized applications were very valuable to us in making the grant decisions (i.e. we asked specifically how a project will affect the far-future, a question that might not be asked in a standardized application).
Obviously we would never want to share applications without asking the applicants first, but it seems pretty plausible to me to add a checkbox that you can check in your application, which if checked will publish your application publicly so that other funders can also take a look.