How can the ECR program benefit your career?
The program aims to:
- Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to experience in peer review that may make them more competitive as applicants
- Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience to develop critical and well-trained reviewers
- Enrich the existing pool of reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions
Do you qualify?
To qualify for the ECR program, you must:
- Have at least 2 years experience as a full-time faculty member or researcher in a similar role. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.
- Show evidence of an active, independent research program. Examples include publications, presentations, institutional research support, patents, acting as supervisor of student projects.
- Have at least 2 recent senior-authored research publications in peer-reviewed journals in the last 2 years. In press publications are considered and author position can be as single author, corresponding author, or first or last author.
- Have not served on a CSR study section in a role other than mail reviewer. (Mail reviews do not include participation in the meeting.) Review service at other agencies or at other NIH institutes/centers are not disqualifiers.
- Current funding is not required. (Anyone who has received an R01 award is over-qualified and could be considered as a temporary reviewer.)