Benefits of the ECR Program

  • Work side-by-side with some of the most accomplished researchers in your field to help NIH identify the most promising grant applications
  • Learn how reviewers determine overall impact scores
  • Improve your own grant writing skills by getting an insider’s view of how grant applications are evaluated
  • Serve the scientific community by participating in NIH peer review
  • Develop research-evaluation and critique-writing skills

ECR Quick Facts

  • Applicants do not need research funding to qualify for the ECR Program
  • Prior NIH funding is not a requirement to qualify
  • Applicants who have received a prior R01 award or the equivalent are not eligible for the ECR Program