The Center for Scientific Review is the portal for NIH grant applications and their initial review for scientific merit. We organize the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of these applications. Our mission is to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews -- free from inappropriate influences -- so NIH can fund the most promising research.

Applicant Resources

Resources to assist Planning, Writing and Submitting a successful application.
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Reviewer Resources

Tools and guidance for the successful reviewing, critiquing and scoring of applications.
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Find a Study Section
Applications are reviewed in study sections. Integrated Review Groups (IRGs) are clusters of study sections based on scientific discipline. Use one of our tools to find an appropriate study section.
1. ART is a tool that matches the title/abstract/aims of your application to appropriate CSR study section.

CSR Assisted Referral Tool (ART)

2. Text word search for IRGs/CSR study sections.