Serve as a Peer Reviewer
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Grant applications submitted to the NEH are evaluated by peer review which relies on the advice of humanities scholars and experts in other relevant fields. To sign up to be a reviewer, go to https://securegrants.neh.gov/prism and add your name to the Panelist/Reviewer Information System (PRISM). The information you provide will be used by NEH only for the purpose of identifying and selecting panelists and reviewers.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH Center for Scientific Review is responsible for appointing study section members and temporary reviewers. Study section membership is generally a four-year commitment, involving three meetings per year. For information on how to be considered for service as a reviewer, go to
National Science Foundation (NSF)
To become a peer reviewer for NSF, contact the program officer(s) of the program(s) that fit your expertise, introduce yourself and your research experience, let them know that you want to become a peer reviewer for their program, ask when the next panel will be held, and offer to send a 2-page CV.
Specifically the NSF Division of Chemistry invites researchers in the chemical sciences who have not previously reviewed for the Division of Chemistry, but are interested in doing so to contact them by visiting their website at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=CHE and completing the online registration form.
A reviewer application form is also available for the NSF Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division (CBET) online at http://www.nsf.gov/eng/cbet/reviewer/form.htm.
USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Reviewer
CSREES funds research, education and extension projects in the following areas: Agricultural and Food Biosecurity; Agricultural Systems; Animals and Animal Products; Biotechnology and Genomics; Economics and Commerce; Families, Youth and Communities; Food, Nutrition and Health; Natural Resources and Environment; Pest Management; and Plants and Plant Products. To be considered as a potential reviewer, please send an e-mail message with the name of your department, institution, organization, or business and area(s) of expertise (limit to 4 or 5 keywords) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Higher Education Programs is seeking peer reviewers (field readers) to read and evaluate discretionary grant applications. If you are interested in serving as a field reader, you must use the new Online Field Reader Application Form. The purpose of this form is to allow qualified individuals interested in reviewing applications for OPE grant programs to apply online without having to submit a separate resume. Please note that we are no longer accepting resumes by mail or fax. The online application form is available at http://opeweb.ed.gov/frs/frsHome.cfm.