Guidelines and Fill-able Templates for Reviewers

Enhancing Peer Review Resources for Reviewers

Review critique fill-able templates are available for all current applications. Please choose the correct template based on the application due date.
 

General Guidelines - For Study Section Reviewers and Chairs
Description Guidelines for Reviewers
Reviewer Orientation PDF - 127 KB 
(03/23/2015)New
FAQs About The New Submission Policy PDF - 32 KB  
(03/18/2015)New
Additional Comments to Applicant Box PDF - 161 KB 
(12/14/2012)
Chair Orientation PDF - 120 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
Review Criteria at a Glance - Master PDF - 77 KB 
(03/24/2014)
Review Criteria at a Glance – Research PDF - 208 KB 
(08/27/2012)
Review Criteria at a Glance – Training PDF - 209 KB 
(08/27/2012)
Overall Impact versus Significance PDF - 84 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
Scoring System and Procedure PDF - 70 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
Scoring Guidance for Research Applications PDF - 174 KB 
(03/25/2013)
Scoring Guidance for Training Applications PDF - 574 KB 
(05/15/2013)
Working with the Critique Templates PDF - 70 KB 
(08/02/2010)
NonFederal Peer Review Travel Guidelines PDF - 225 KB 
(09/01/2014)
SPRS Reviewer Instructions for Payment PDF-367 KB 
(07/01/2014)
Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Rules PDF - 16 KB 
(03/23/2015)New
NIH Conflict of Interest Rules PDF - 33 KB
(03/18/2015)New
Grants: COI Reviewer Guidance  PDF - 36 KB 
(03/16/2015)New

Contracts: COI Reviewer Guidance 

PDF - 37 KB 
(03/16/2015)New
NIH Pre-Review Certification Form PDF - 36 KB 
(09/20/2011)
NIH Post-Review Certification Form PDF - 22 KB
(09/20/2011)
Budget Information PDF - 284 KB 
(03/05/2012)
Review of the Human Subjects Section PDF - 146 KB
(07/21/2014)
Review of Inclusion on the Basis of Sex/Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Age in Clinical Research PDF - 81 KB
(08/01/2014)
Human Embryonic Stem Cells PDF - 120 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
Vertebrate Animals PDF - 43 KB 
(06/12/2013)
Revision Applications PDF - 47 KB 
(12/01/2009)
Resource Sharing Plans PDF - 73 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
Ban on Lobbyists Serving on Advisory Committees PDF - 21 KB
(03/18/2015)New
Protecting the Security of NIH Grant Applications PDF - 48 KB
(08/19/2013)

C06, UC6 and G20 Awards (Construction and Modernization) – Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
C06 Research Facilities Construction Grant  

C06/UC6/G20 Review Review(MS Word- 45 KB)
(04/26/2013)

Definitions of Constructions and
Modernization Grants
 
(03/18/2015) New
G20 Grants for Repair, Renovation and Modernization of Existing Research Facilities  
UC6 Construction Cooperative Agreement  


R Awards (Research Project Grants; RPGs) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique Fill-able Templates Review Criteria and Considerations
R01 Research Grants PDF - 83 KB 
(02/02/2010)

RPG/R01/R03/R15
/R21/R34 Review
 (MS Word - 112KB) 
(05/07/2014)

Research Project Grant (RPG)
Criteria and Considerations
 
(03/18/2015) New
R03 Small Research Grant PDF - 83 KB 
(02/02/2010)
R15 Academic Research
Enhancement Awards (AREA)
PDF - 66 KB 
(03/05/2012)
R21 Exploratory/Development Grants PDF - 79 KB 
(07/22/2010)
R34 Investigator Initiated Research
Project Grant Applications
PDF - 70 KB 
(03/05/2012)
R25 NIH Research Education Grant Applications PDF - 130 KB 
(03/23/2015)New

R25 Review (MS Word - 119 KB) 
(03/18/2015) New

R25 Criteria and Considerations
 (03/18/2015) New
Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP) Awards PDF - 81 KB 
(02/08/2011)

BRP Review (MS Word - 111 KB)
(
06/10/2014)

 
R13-U13 Support for Conferences
and Scientific Meetings
PDF - 52 KB 
(12/01/2009)

R13-U13 Review (MS Word 97 KB) 
(05/10/2011)

R13-U13 Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
R41, R42, R43, R44 SBIR-STTR Small Business
Innovation Research and Small Business
Technology Transfer Awards

PDF - 106 KB 
(02/08/2011)

Direct to Phase II (PDF - 74 KB)
(04/23/2014)

SBIR-STTR Review
(MS Word - 112 KB)
(09/26/2014)
SBIR-STTR Criteria and Considerations
 (03/18/2015) New


F Awards (Fellowships) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
F30 NRSA Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellowships PDF - 82 KB 
(12/01/2009)
F Review (MS Word - 102 KB)
(05/07/2014)
F Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
F31 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research PDF - 86 KB 
(12/01/2009)
F31 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships PDF - 86 KB 
(12/01/2009)
F32 NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships PDF - 84 KB 
(12/01/2009)
F33 NRSA Individual Senior Fellowships PDF - 82 KB 
(12/01/2009)

K Awards (Career Development) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award PDF - 80 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K Review (MS Word - 103 KB)
(05/07/2014)
K Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
K02 Independent Scientist Award PDF - 81 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K07 Academic Career Award PDF - 82 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award PDF - 81 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K22 Career Transition Award PDF - 337 KB 
(03/05/2012)
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award PDF - 82 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research PDF - 82 KB 
(01/25/2010)
K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award PDF - 282 KB 
(03/05/2010)
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award PDF - 90 KB 
(04/04/2014)


P Awards (Program Projects) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
P01 Program Project PDF - 78 KB 
(12/01/2009)
Obtain file from your SRO Research Project Grant (RPG) Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
Site Visit Procedures PDF - 63 KB 
(5/20/2009)
   

S10 Awards (Shared Instrumentation) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
S10 Shared Instrumentation Awards PDF - 86 KB 
(01/24/2011)
S10 Review (MS Word - 80 KB)
(03/18/2015)New
S10 Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
High End Instrumentation (HEI) S10 Awards PDF - 80 KB 
(10/19/2011)
HEI S10 Review (MS Word 80 KB)
(03/18/2015)New
HEI-S10 Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New

T Awards (Training) - Guidelines and Fill-able Templates
Activity Code/Award Mechanism Guidelines for Reviewers Review Critique
Fill-able Templates
Review Criteria and Considerations
T32 NRSA Institutional Training Grant PDF - 108 KB 
(03/18/2015)New
T32/T35/K12 Review (MS Word - 98 KB)
(03/05/2012)
T32 Criteria and Considerations 
(03/18/2015) New
T35 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants
PDF - 325KB 
(03/05/2012)
K12 Institutional Clinician Scientist Program Award PDF - 326 KB 
(03/05/2012)