Opportunities to Become a Peer Reviewer

Serving as a grant proposal review panelist is an excellent way to learn about the grant process, become familiar with a particular grant program and/or funding agency, learn about innovations in your area of interest, and network with colleagues and funding agency representatives in your field. Review panel service is one of the single best ways to prepare yourself to develop a grant proposal.

Many federal agencies rely heavily on volunteers from the academic community to provide expertise and impartiality to their review process. If you are interested in review panel service, click on the links below for additional information and instructions on how you can become a review panelist.

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) 

Department of Education

Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA)

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Educational Resources on Opportunities for Peer Review

NSF Grant Reviewer Tells All

By Pamela L. Member
Science, April 11, 2003

How to Become a Grant Reviewer

By Karen M. Markin
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2008

Why I Became a Grant Reviewer

By Katharine E. Stewart
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 21, 2013