Gaining NIH Grant Review Experience

Experience on an NIH Review Study Section not only provides a service to the scientific community, but valuable experience for one’s own grant writing.

CSR welcomes researchers who volunteer to serve on our peer review groups. There are a couple of ways you can do this:

1. Check out our Early Career Reviewer Program if you’re an emerging researcher. This program is designed to train reviewers and jump start their research careers.
2. Send your CV to if you’re an established researcher and you’d like us to explore pairing you with an appropriate review group.
3. Send your CV to a CSR Scientific Review Officer you know from having your applications reviewed or from having served as a reviewer in the past.

If an SRO finds an appropriate opportunity for a volunteer to serve, the SRO would then contact the volunteer directly.