NIH Scientific Review Process

What is the CSR?

  • The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the gateway for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit. The CSR organizes the study sections that evaluate the majority of the research grant applications sent to NIH.

How can I become a reviewer?

  • Learn how to become a reviewer - including an Early Career Reviewer - and about the benefits of being a reviewer.

How can I locate a study section for my application?

  • Applications are reviewed in Study Sections. Integrated Review Groups (IRGs) are clusters of Study Sections based on scientific discipline. Identify the one that is most appropriate for your project.