Public Reviewer Application

Privacy Policy

In accordance with the NIMH Privacy Notice, NIMH stores personal information provided through this application only for use by the Review Branch, to qualify the individual to serve as a Public Reviewer. Your name and other personally identifiable information will be encrypted and securely stored on NIMH computer systems. NIMH does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information, unless required for law enforcement or by statute. Questions about NIMH privacy policies may be directed to the NIMH Privacy Coordinator.


Entries to this form may not be saved prior to Submission. Please gather all necessary information to complete this form before beginning the online application process.

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What do Public Reviewers do?

Public reviewers read and provide written critiques (usually 1-3 paragraphs) of grant applications. Their critiques focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the application's public health significance and/or innovation; on the feasibility of plans for recruitment, retention, and follow-up of subjects; on outreach efforts to special and historically disadvantaged populations; and on issues pertaining to the protection of human subjects. At review meetings, public reviewers join the discussion of applications with scientific reviewers and vote on the merit of each application discussed. Review meetings are typically held in the Washington, DC area or by video conference call.
See the Applying to be a Public Reviewer page for more details.

Applicant Contact Information
(for example, Mr., Ms., or Dr.)

Demographic information is collected by NIH in order to establish and maintain balanced review panels.

Home Address
Phone Contacts
Email Address
Work Address

Please explain your experience with the Mental Health Community by completing the text fields below. Each of the text fields is limited to 4000 characters. At least one experience is required.


Please show your availability for in-person meetings (in Washington, DC) and/or teleconferences.


Please attach your most current Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (You can attach up to three files):


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This step helps us prevent automated bots from using this form and ensures your application will be delivered.


Please review your entries then click the Submit Application button to forward your resume to NIMH.
Thank you for applying to serve as a Public Reviewer. An email will be sent confirming your submission.


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