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Grants 101 & Early Career Reviewer Program – held April 14, 2020

Q & A portion – including answers for those questions we did not have time for.


Peer Review of Community-Based Research – March 16 at 2 pm ET The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at NIH presents a webinar on the peer review of community-based research. Drs. Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Tasmeen Weik, and Lauren Fordyce will provide a general overview of how applications are assigned and reviewed at CSR; the study sections that focus on community-based research; and how to find the right study section for your application. Audience members can ask questions during the live webinar. Note: much of the webinar will focus on basics of peer review that are applicable to all applicants, regardless of area of research.

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Registration is not required.

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CSR has produced a series of videos to give you an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

New and established applicants will find insights and understanding that can empower them to improve the applications and increase their chances for receiving a more positive review.

NIH is committed to basic research. Here we provide guidance to both applicants and reviewers. What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application is one of our most popular outreach presentations

NIH is committed to basic research

What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application

Top 10 NIH Peer Review Q&As for Applicants give you the answers you need Jumpstart Your Research Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program tells how it works

Top 10 NIH Peer Review Q&As for Applicants

NIH Peer Review Revealed

Webinars provide helpful guidance to R01, R15, Fellowship and SBIR/STRR Applicants NIH Tips for Applicants gives applicants practical advice and insights

NIH Peer Review Revealed

NIH Peer Review Revealed


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NIH Peer Review Process


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