GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Openings for early career reviewers at NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is expanding its Early Career Reviewer Program to enable a wider range of scientists to serve on its peer review panels for evaluating grant applications. The purposes of the program are:
“To train and educate qualified scientists without significant prior review experience so that they may become effective reviewers
To help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to review experience
To enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions”
To be eligible to participate in the program, scientists should not have previously reviewed for NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (beyond one mail review) and should have an active research program and publications in high-impact journals. It is not required that participants have funding from NIH or an equivalent source.
More information can be found at the Early Career Reviewer Program website. Scientists can apply by emailing their CV along with a list of terms describing their scientific expertise. Questions may also be sent to that email address.