HRSA uses health professions subject experts as peer reviewers to objectively evaluate a competitive group of grant applications against the published criteria in the HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Reviewers are chosen based on their knowledge, education, experience and any criteria included in FOA that the applicants must respond to.
HRSA has specific interest in the following:
All professionals working in or knowledgeable about Health Care Services are invited to register in our Reviewer Recruitment Module database (RRM).
HRSA wishes to identify more qualified reviewers who have expertise in social, cultural or health care issues of rural, migrant or Native American populations. Please register in the RRM if you are interested in lending your expertise in any of these fields to our application review process.
HRSA uses an on-line grant review process called ARM, available 24/7 during the evaluation cycle to accommodate reviewer flexibility.
Each eligible application is read by at least 3 reviewers who then discuss their evaluation and initial scores with other reviewers on their panel. This process is completed for each application using the internet and telephone, a process that most often takes 3 days or less.
Each non-federal participant in the entire process receives an honorarium.
If you have expertise in these areas and are interested in becoming a HRSA Grant Reviewer, register in the HRSA Reviewer Recruitment Module.
Need help with registration? RRMTechAssistance@hrsa.gov
You will receive a response within 24 hours (or Monday morning if you send your message on a weekend). Be sure to include a phone number where you can usually be reached during normal business hours.
Quarterly Chair Training Webinars:
Module 4: New Policies and Procedures (February 2016)
Chair Quarterly Training (September 2015)
Module 2: Panel Participation: What to Expect (June 2015)
Module 1: The Importance of Independent Evaluation (March 2015)