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The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) emphasize that the value external peer reviewers lend resides in the success of NSF awarded projects. It is your expertise which informs program officers at the NSF on what makes for a successful basic research project. Likewise, peer reviewers benefit  from hearing the viewpoints of the other expert panelists. Learn more about Why You Should Volunteer to Serve as a Panel Reviewer for the NSF.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Every proposal submitted to an external sponsor in a request for support for a project undergoes a formal review and evaluation process. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) rely on expert advice from the field to review and evaluate grant proposals. Reviewers gain from the experience of discovering the reasons proposals are supported and theyalso gain from information from peer experts in the field, working collaboratively through the reviewer process. The NEH provides an electronic sign-up through their Panelist Reviewer Information System PRISM. Add your name to the potential list of reviewers. If you have questions, see Instructions as well as refer to Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina Humanities Council

The NC Humanities Council receives support from the NEH, as well as from other federal and private sources. The Council provides grant opportunities similar to the interest of the NEH as well as unique to the region. The Council also rely on expert advice from the field to review and evaluate grant proposals. Add your name to the potential list of reviewers by contacting the NC Humanities Council.

The National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) organize peer review selection and guidelines through its Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The NIH seek both experienced and early career reviewers alike. Information about reviewing from various levels of expertise, from early career to serving as a member of a College editorial board and to more senior reviewers joining the national CSR review board, is provided through the CSR Reviewer Resources.