The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) serves as the primary federal agency for improving uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable individuals’ access to health care services. The agency accomplishes its mission by giving HRSA grantees funds to provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers and children, homeless individuals and families, and other populations. HRSA grantees also train health professionals across the nation and work to improve systems of care in rural communities.
HRSA is currently seeking dental educators and other health professionals to serve as grant reviewers. This essential role helps to ensure that the agency awards high-quality grants. Each grant program accepts competitive applications that must be reviewed by an outside panel of experts to ensure objectivity. To best evaluate the viability of grant applications, HRSA needs experts from a wide variety of professions, work settings, and cultural backgrounds.
Reviewer responsibilities include:
- Reading and being thoroughly familiar with program guidance and with assigned applications
- Developing preliminary statements of strengths and weaknesses for each assigned application
- Independently reviewing, evaluating, and preliminarily scoring each application based only on published review criteria
- Participating in both open-panel discussions and the development of a consensus concerning the strengths and weaknesses for each application
- Providing final scores for all applications based on published review criteria and the consensus about strengths and weaknesses
HRSA has a diverse range of grant programs and opportunities for participating in grant reviews. Visit the HRSA website at: www.hrsa.gov/grants/reviewers/.