CSR Mission

Since 1946, we have worked to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely scientific reviews—free from inappropriate influences—so NIH can fund the most promising research.

CSR Organization

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the gateway for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit. We organize the peer review groups or study sections that evaluate the majority (75%) of the research grant applications sent to NIH. We also receive all grant applications for NIH, as well as for some other components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Contact or Visit CSR

National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda MD 20892-7768


Division of Receipt and Referral

CSR Director

Dr. Noni Byrnes

CSR Data & Evaluations

CSR Data & Evaluations

Staff Directory

To contact an NIH CSR staff member, please visit the online NIH CSR Staff Directory.

Review Matters

CSR reaches out to community


Employment opportunities at CSR