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 NIH Grant Review Process YouTube Videos


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 Peer Review Revealed provides a front-row seat to a review peer review meeting.

Review Revealed

Jumpstart Your Research Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program tells how it works


Webinars provide helpful guidance to R01, R15, Fellowship and SBIR/STRR Applicants

Navigating NIH peer Review

NIH Tips for Applicants gives applicants practical advice and insights.



Annotated Video Transcripts: NIH Peer Review Revealed, Jumpstart Your Research Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program and NIH Tips for Applicants as well as What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application

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NIH Peer Review Process
The NIH Grants Program
March 21, 2014