NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program – A wonderful and valuable opportunity for new investigators
Build your grant writing skills by serving as a reviewer through the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
One of the best ways to build your grant writing skills is to serve as a reviewer. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program was developed to:
- Train qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may become effective reviewers;
- Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to peer review;
- Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research- intensive institutions.
The best thing is, *prior NIH funding is NOT a requirement*.
Grants are now available through the CCTR to support preliminary studies that enable researchers to develop hypotheses, preliminary data and methods necessary for submission of highly competitive applications to extramural funding resources. Applications are due by November 1, 2012.