The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review has launched an online portal through which scientific societies, including ASN, may recommend scientists to serve as NIH reviewers. This new online tool makes it much more likely that scientific review officers will be able to locate and invite qualified scientists. Productive scientists from diverse backgrounds and career stages – e.g. assistant, associate, and full professors – are eligible for consideration.

If you would like ASN to consider putting your name forward as a potential reviewer, please make sure that you meet the NIH’s reviewer qualifications listed below. Early career scientists without substantial NIH funding should consider applying directly to the NIH Early Career Reviewer Program for review experience. Individuals to be considered as potential reviewers must be scientists who:

  • are willing to serve as a reviewer if called upon.
  • are seen as experts with integrity in their field.
  • have an active research program.
  • have current extramural funding; and,
  • are not currently a standing member of an NIH study section or advisory council.

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in being considered as a potential NIH grant reviewer, please send Sarah Ohlhorst the following information:

  • Name
  • Degree
  • NIH Commons ID
  • Email address
  • Key terms that reflect your broad expertise (e.g. cardiovascular disease; etc.)
  • Key terms the reflect your research focus (e.g. cardiac contractility; etc.)
  • Key terms that reflect your methodological expertise (e.g. population-level statistical methods; etc.)

Optional information to include:

  • Up to 3 relevant NIH study sections where you could serve
  • Your current CV to upload
  • Additional information regarding your suitability as a reviewer