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.
Educational Resources on Opportunities for Peer Review
By Pamela L. Member
Science, April 11, 2003
By Karen M. Markin
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2008
By Katharine E. Stewart
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 21, 2013