Student Grant Reviewer Pilot Program

This pilot program is designed to give college undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to review and make recommendations on the award of grant applications for federal funding.

Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health & Human Services

Description

This pilot program is designed to give college undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to review and make recommendations on the award of grant applications for federal funding. Students will serve as a member of a grant review panel of subject matter experts who read the grant applications and prepare formal award recommendation reports. The students will be paid the same compensation received by the subject matter experts.

The success of this pilot program will serve a twofold purpose. First, ACF will hopefully gain access to a rich pool of creative talent that will add a fresh prospective to our grant review process. And second, students will have a rare opportunity to participate in a decision making process that will affect the lives of millions of Americans. Additionally, those students who are considering a career in public service or the non-profit community will gain valuable insight into the grant application and review process. This is truly a “Win-Win” situation for all.

Eligibility

The following six pilot schools are participating in the program:

  1. American University
    Point of Contact: Lara Ferraiolo
    Assistant Director, Career Center
    America University Career Center
    Phone: 202-885-1798
    E-mail
    Web site

  2. Catholic University of America
    Point of Contact: Bernita B. Smith
    Director, Office of Admissions & Financial Aid
    National Catholic School of Social Service
    Phone: 202-319-5093
    E-mail

  3. George Washington University
    Point of Contact: Philip Flaherty
    Employer Relations Coordinator
    Phone: 202-994-8633
    E-mail

  4. Georgetown University
    Point of Contact: Maria Snyder
    Grants Administrator
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Phone: 202-687-5578
    E-mail
    Web site

  5. Howard University
    Point of Contact: Katie McGraw
    Grants Administrator
    Phone: 202-806-6205
    E-mail

  6. University of Maryland
    Point of Contact: Johnetta Davis
    Associate Dean
    Graduate Recruitment, Retention and Diversity
    Phone: 301-405-4183
    E-mail

How to Apply

Please refer any questions about the program to:

J. Blair Hayes
Procurement Advisor
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aerospace Building, 6th Floor East
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington D.C. 20447
Office Phone: (202) 401-5404
Fax Number: (202) 401-5450
E-mail