Grant Review Committees


The NIH peer review system for grant applications is federally regulated — see 42 CFR Part 52h (67KB PDF, requires free Acrobat Reader) — and is based on two sequential levels of review, referred to as the "dual review system." The first level of review is conducted by panels of expert consultants established according to scientific disciplines, current research areas, or other appropriate expertise as needed. The primary purpose of a peer review panel is to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of grant applications. The second level of review is conducted by the Council of Councils composed of both scientific and lay representatives. At ORIP, this second level of review is performed by the Council of Councils. For a detailed explanation of the NIH review process, see the NIH OER: Peer-Review Policies and Practices Web page.

Review Committee Rosters & Meeting Dates
Information about study sections including membership rosters, meeting dates, and meeting rosters can be found on the pages listed below. (Note: Rosters are posted when available and are subject to change until the meeting date.)

For more information, see the NIH Scientific Review Group (SRG) Roster Index.

Contact Information
For more information about ORIP grant application review, please contact:

Ross Shonat
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-2786

Maqsood Wani
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-2270

Appealing Scientific Review of a Grant Application

If you have specific concerns about the review of your application, you are encouraged to contact your program official as soon as possible to discuss your options and obtain advice. After such discussion, you may choose to submit a written appeal. Your appeal should be received for consideration by the ORIP at least 10 working days before the meeting at which your proposal will be reviewed. This procedure is described in NIH Guide notice 11-064, Appeals of NIH Initial Peer Review.

NIH Scientific Review Group (SRG) Roster Index

NIH OER:  Peer Review and Policy Issues

Council of Councils

This page last reviewed on April 4, 2017