How to Become a Grant Reviewer

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

How do we 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 you apply to 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:

  • Health workforce training
  • Maternal and child health
  • Organ transplantation
  • Primary care for underserved people
  • Rural health

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

What can you 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 we pay grant reviewers?

We do compensate each non-federal participant.

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