Be a Grant Reviewer
One of the best ways to learn about how agencies and programs review grants and what a fundable grant looks like is to volunteer to become a proposal reviewer. It is also a great way to get to know a Program Officer and learn deeply about a particular funding program to which you might apply in the future. Many funding agencies rely on faculty and scholars to review and advise them on proposals that should be funded. Most provide information online about how to become a reviewer. If you do not find a link below to an agency of interest, you can search online or contact a program officer for assistance.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Early Career Reviewer Program
- U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration
- Institute for Museum and Library Services