Other universities have found that pre-submission review of grant proposals improves the odds for funding. The AHS Office of Research will facilitate for external review of grant proposals for AHS faculty.
This initiative is intended to increase the success rate of faculty applying for major external research grants, including any federal agency (e.g., NIH, NSF, AHRQ, HRSA, DOE, DOD, USDA, PCORI, etc) or large foundations (e.g., ADA, AHA, MDA, NMSS, Autism Speaks, Chicago Community Trust, Robert Wood Johnson, Kessler).
One month prior to the submission deadline, the PI will submit an electronic copy of the proposal to the Office of Research and discuss potential reviewers with the Associate Dean for Research.
The reviewer should be a recognized expert in the subject matter, not a collaborator of the PI, and not a current member of the panel which will review the proposal.
The reviewer will have two weeks to return a critical evaluation and recommendations for enhancing the competitiveness of the proposal. This service will be compensated with a modest honorarium.
All full-time AHS faculty may take advantage of this service for one application per calendar year.
Please contact Dr. Clifford for questions or to get assistance with your next grant proposal.