Thinking about becoming an Early Career Reviewer? Listen to the experiences of ECRs who have served on NIH Peer Review study sections.
Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
Do I Qualify?
To qualify for the ECR Program you must:
- Have 2 years experience as a full-time faculty member or researcher in a similar role. Post-Doctoral Fellows are not eligible, but may become eligible following completion of their training
- Show evidence of an active independent program of research. Some examples might include:
- Publications & presentations from independent research projects
- Institutional research support
- Supervisor of student project
- Have at least 2 recent senior authored research publications in peer-reviewed journals in the last 2 years
- In press publications are considered
- Senior author could be single author, corresponding author, first author or last author position
- Literature reviews or letters to the editor are not included
- Manuscript in preparation or under review are not considered
- Have not served on a CSR study section in a role other than a mail reviewer or ARRA reviewer
- Review committee service at other agencies is permitted
- Review committee service at NIH Institutions and Centers other than CSR is permitted
- Mail reviews include review of one or more applications without participation in a study section meeting
- Current funding is not required. Conversely, anyone who has received an R01 award is over-qualified to serve as an ECR and could be considered as a temporary reviewer.
How Do I Apply?
To apply please visit: EVAS - The Early Career Reviewer Program Application and Vetting System
Who Should I Contact to Ask Additional Questions?
For additional questions about the ECR program, please send an email to CSREarlyCareerReviewer@mail.nih.gov.