How to Become a Grant Reviewer

If you have expertise in certain subject matter, you may be able to evaluate grant applications. Grant reviewers evaluate applications against the criteria in the HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

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 NOFO.

How can you apply to become a grant reviewer?

If you are working in, or knowledgeable about healthcare services, 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 have a particular interest in qualified reviewers with expertise in social, cultural or healthcare issues of rural, migrant or Native American populations. 

What can you expect from the grant review process?

If you become a grant reviewer for HRSA grant applications, this is what you can expect.

Using the Application Review Module (ARM), you will

  • Review eligible applications against published evaluation criteria.
  • Input your scores and comments into an online portal, the Application Review Module (ARM).
  • Discuss--typically via conference call--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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