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NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institute of Health (NIH) welcomes those who are early in their career and have not successfully competed for R01-equivalent NIH funding, to apply to our Early Career Reviewer Program.

The program aims to help early career scientists become more competitive as grant applicants through first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversify CSR’s pool of trained reviewers.

Benefits include:

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