Become a Grant Reviewer

Serving as a Federal grant reviewer is a great first step to becoming a successful grant writer as you:

  • Learn about grant procedures
  • Become familiar with a grant program and funding agency that could support your work in the future
  • Discover advancements being made in your field of study
  • Network with colleagues and funding agency representatives

Federal agencies are always looking to expand their lists of potential review panelists. Below are links to specific agencies and their reviewer requirements:

National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/grants
The Become a Peer Reviewer link is on the left-hand side of the page. Click on that link to access the Panelist and Reviewer Information System (PRISM), which is a database of prospective reviewers used by the staff of NEH. On the PRISM page, you will find a link to the application and a link to Frequently Asked Questions about PRISM.

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/merit_review/reviewer.jsp
This website describes the benefits of becoming a grant reviewer for NSF and includes information on how to find an NSF program contact.

U.S. Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/seekingfieldreaders.html
This website includes a link to the Field Reader System (FRS) registration page and a link to learn more about the various grant programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Human Resources and Services Administration
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/reviewers/
This webpage posts HRSA’s Call for Reviewers and a link to the online application.

U.S. Department of Labor – Employment & Training Administration
https://www.doleta.gov/doc/grant_panelist.cfm
This webpage describes the range of expertise required of reviewers and provides a link to the panel registration page.

Please let Grants Office (pcroop@excelsior.edu) know if you apply to serve on any grant proposal review committees and if you are selected to review proposals.