SRS NIH Grant Reviewer Training Program

The SRS invites individuals to apply to participate in the 2024 NIH Grant Reviewer Training Program. Designed to develop a pool of trained Early Career Investigators (ECIs) to review NIH, other federal, and foundation applications. Participants will complete the program with the knowledge to participate in an NIH peer-review process and improved grant writing skills.

The application cycle for the 2024 program is closed.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • ECIs at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level
  • Individuals from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Evidence of an existing program of research
  • Career goals include a substantial commitment to original investigation
  • Peer-reviewed, scientific publications of original research
  • Prior research funding as principal or co-investigator. This may include foundation or federal funding, for either career development or research project grants. Pilot funding from the ECI’s institution may be considered adequate prior funding.
  • Formal application (linked above), including bio sketch, statement of prior review experience, 100-250 word statement of interest.

Program Schedule

Participants are required to attend each session. Only those who can commit to all 5 dates will be accepted.

March 15, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET) Webinar 1: Background on NIH applications, peer review process, study sections, format of reviews, Q&A
March 22, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET) Webinar 2: Nuts and bolts of reviewing; How to prepare a critique, Q&A
April 19, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET) Webinar 3: Review and critique of summary statements
May 10, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET) Webinar 4: Review and critique of ECI-written reviews of grant applications
June 1, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CT) In-Person – Mock study section at SLEEP 2024 in Houston, TX