Using the ECR Application and Vetting System (EAVS) you can apply or update your information. ECRs remain in the program until they no longer meet the criteria. For example, if you have been accepted into the program but receive an R01, you will be removed from our database of ECRs even if you have not served as a reviewer. Please be aware that you will receive an automated email one year from the date you applied inquiring whether you remain interested and whether you need to update any information. If you do not reply, you will be removed from the program. If that happens in error, you are welcome to reapply.
The demand to serve as an ECR far exceeds what we can meet. Acceptance into the program means that your name is added to a database that Scientific Review Officers (SRO) use to find eligible reviewers in particular areas of science. To increase your chances of being recruited to serve, please reach out directly to the SROs who run the study sections that fit your expertise. The SROs are listed on the study section pages. They welcome your email!
Before you start, please review the criteria for the program. If you fit the criteria, apply below.
To get started, make sure you have the following items available:
- Full and up-to-date CV (Word or PDF format). Do not submit an NIH biosketch.
- List of terms that describe your areas of scientific expertise. These should be key words or phrases that describe your scientific and technical skills and interests.
- NIH Commons ID (case sensitive).
- Select up to 4 CSR study sections that match your areas of research interest and expertise. Search for study sections here.
- You will also be prompted to create a username (your university/institution email) and password to access EAVS.
If you have questions, contact us at CSRearlyCareerReviewer@mail.nih.gov.