Top 10 Peer Review Q&As for NIH Applicants
- What are the biggest problems reviewers find in applications?
- I addressed the concerns from the prior critiques and my score got worse. Why?
- I don't like the review group you put my application into. What can I do?
- How do you guard against a single reviewer having undue influence at the review?
- When will I receive word on my application?
- Must I wait for my summary statement before submitting my idea again?
- I'm a reviewer, can I submit my application late?
- I've read the definitions of Significance and Overall Impact but the two still seem rather similar. Can you provide some additional guidance?
- I'm confused about the term "scientific premise or rigor" and how it is different from "significance." Can you tell me what reviewers are supposed to be looking for?
- How do I withdraw my application?
Top 100 NIH Peer Review Q&As
- Application Submission and Referral
- Continuous Submission for Reviewers
- Review Process
- Premise, Rigor, Sex as a Biological Variable
- Conflict of Interest/Confidentiality
- Investigator Career Stage Benefits
- Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
- How Inclusion Is Considered in the NIH Peer Review Process
- Post Submission Materials Policy
- Materials for Fellowships
- Submitting Videos
- Clinical Trials
- Vertebrate Animals
- Model Organisms
- R15 Specific
Have More Questions?
Reviewers: Check out our Top NIH Peer Review Q&As for Reviewers.
Applicant and Reviewers: Check out the larger collection of application and review questions on the NIH Office of Extramural Research Web site. Thanks go to this office for contributing Q&As to make CSR’s top 10 and 100 Q&A lists.