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The College of Health and Human Sciences is sponsoring a formal program in which grant proposals can be reviewed by your peers for feedback prior to submission. The program is linked to the basic NIH calendar (February, June, and October cycles.) All agency/outlets are eligible however, not just NIH proposals. CCTSI has superb Pre K award and K to R Transition review models, and all faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these mechanisms.
Details of the Program
College of Health and Human Sciences faculty, post-docs, Ph.D. students (pre-doctoral fellowships), and research staff are all eligible to have proposals reviewed through this program.
Criteria for Consideration
- Proposals must be complete and ready for peer-review, with anticipated submission following this peer-review. This program is not meant for review of draft or incomplete proposals.
- Proposals to be submitted for extramural funding only; we will not review for internal competitions.
- Total costs must be in excess of $100,000 for consideration.
- Proposals for mentored mechanisms (such as NIH K and F31 mechanisms) must include written affirmation from mentor/mentoring team that the proposal is adequately developed for this peer review and the submission must include the mentoring/training plans for review.
- For proposals that represent resubmissions to a funding agency, PI must affirm that they have responded to agency review panel comments and include in the proposal for CHHS review the details on how they have responded to feedback in this resubmission.
Written feedback from the peer review panel will be provided to each applicant within three weeks of the submission date.
How to Submit Your Proposal for Review
Step 1 - Complete Form for Intent to Submit due Nov. 1, March 1, or July 1
Please let us know of your intent to submit a grant for review. Note: you will need to be signed in to Office 365 to see the Intent to Submit – CHHS pre-submission proposal review form.
Step 2 - Submit Proposal for Review by Dec. 1, April 1, or Aug. 1
Proposal Submission Details
What to submit:
- Cover letter – PI, team, agency and planned submission date, estimated total costs (must exceed $100K), attest that proposal is “complete” (not final, but review-ready) and, as relevant, confirm if received feedback from previous review has been incorporated and previous review included.
- RFP/FOA that proposal responds to.
- Required: Body of proposal (aims, rationale, design, methods)
- Optional: Budget, environment, team (include biosketch or CV)
Where/how to submit:
Attach all components as a PDF and send to Matt Hickey at email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, April 1, or Aug. 1.
How to Become a Grant Proposal Reviewer
Grant Proposal Reviewer Details
College of Health and Human Sciences faculty, research scientists, and post-docs are eligible to serve as reviewers. Please note that applying to become a reviewer does NOT commit you to reviews “right away;” it simply signifies your willingness to be contacted and invited to serve on a review panel.
Reviewers will be compensated for serving on a review panel, and invitations for any panel will be extended in advance of the review cycle submission deadline.
Contact Matt Hickey, associate dean for research and graduate programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Apply to be a Reviewer
Note: you will need to be signed in to Office 365 to see the CHHS Pre-submission Research Review form.