ECR Program was Developed to


The goals of the ECR Program are to:
  • Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may develop into critical and well trained reviewers
  • Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to a peer review experience that may make them more competitive as applicants
  • Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions


ECR Quick Facts
  • ECRs can select the study sections that match their areas of expertise
  • ECRs remain in the program until they have had a chance to serve on a CSR study section or have received an NIH R01 award or the equivalent
  • Following service as an ECR, you may be asked to attend subsequent review meetings as a temporary reviewer



For additional questions about the ECR program, please send an email to CSREarlyCareerReviewer@mail.nih.gov.