Scientific Review

Scientific review of a proposal during its development can be helpful to making sure that the significance/intellectual merit and innovation/transformative aspects of the proposal really stand out and that the methods proposed are appropriate. OCRD can provide the following scientific review services:

1. For an early draft of the proposal: Pink team review.

2. For an almost-final draft of the proposal:

For any of the above scientific review services, OCRD will need the main sections of a proposal, which will depend on the funding agency and/or type of program within the agency. Examples are:

For NSF:

  • 1-Page Project Summary
  • Project Description
  • List of team members and their roles
  • Possibly other key documents based on solicitation

For NIH:

  • 1-Page Specific Aims
  • Research Strategy
  • List of team members and their roles
  • Possibly other key documents based on FOA

Other Federal 

  • To-be-determined based on FOA