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How to apply for an NIH grant…How are grants reviewed?…insights from the experts

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Are you a new NIH grant applicant?  Do you mentor new grant applicants?  Are you a research administrator working with PIs submitting applications?  If so, mark your calendars…cropped-cropped-toolkit-24157707-copy.jpg

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review Webinars in early November 2014 to provide useful insights into the submission and peer review processes. CSR is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific and technical merit.

Webinars Will Each Focus on a Different Type of NIH Grant Application

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Viewers Will See Presentations by Five CSR/NIH Experts

  • The Review of Your NIH Grant Application Begins Here
  • What You Need to Know about Application Receipt and Referral
  • How Your Application Is Reviewed
  • Key Things to Know About Your Type of Application (See above list)
  • Jumpstart Your Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program

Go to to register for the Webinar you wish to join by Tuesday, October 28. No special software is needed.  You will just need a reliable Internet connection and browser.  Submit questions for the Q&A session before or during the Webinar by sending them to the moderator at

If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, archived copies of each Webinar via the Webinar webpage will be available.  The recordings should be posted within a week after broadcast.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Don Luckett
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Telephone: 301-435-1111


Author: Jeanine Jesberg

Jeanine Jesberg is a grants consultant, Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and licensed clinical speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) specializing in work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. Her multi-faceted career includes several positions, including Program Director, Director of Research Operations, and Executive Director, at the University of Chicago as well as Manager of Research Administration at Northwestern University with knowledge that spans strategic planning, conference planning, program management, budget development, research operations, and research administration. She also has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the roles of clinician, Clinical Instructor, Lecturer, private practice Founder/CEO, and speaker. Jeanine currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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