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How to Become a Grant Reviewer

If you have expertise in certain subjects, you may be able to evaluate grant applications. 

How do you choose reviewers?

We choose reviewers based on their knowledge, education, and experience. We also select them based on specific criteria in the HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

How can I become a grant reviewer?

If you work or have experience in health care, register via our Reviewer Recruitment Module (RRM).

We look for people with expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Behavioral health
  • Health workforce training
  • Maternal and child health
  • Primary care delivery
  • Rural health
  • Working with or a member of underserved communities

Additional experience

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
  • Lived experience
  • Health equity
  • Social determinants of health

Note: We're interested in reviewers who have expertise in social, cultural, or health care issues of people in rural areas, migrants, or Native Americans. 

What can I expect from the grant review process?

Grant reviewers

  • Review eligible applications against published evaluation criteria.
  • Input your scores and comments into an online portal, the Application Review Module (ARM).
  • Discuss your scores and evaluation with other reviewers on your panel.

Do you pay grant reviewers?

We do compensate each non-federal participant.

How can I contact you with questions?

Email us for assistance. We'll respond within 24 hours. If you email us over the weekend, we'll reply on Monday.

Include a phone number where we can reach you during normal business hours.

Watch our quarterly training webinars

Module 21 - DIR Technology Updates: Transition from Adobe to Zoom
Module 22 - DIR Quarterly Reviewer Training
Module 23 - DIR Quarterly Reviewer Training - MET in the ORC

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