Pink Team Review

OCRD is defining a pink team review as an early review of a proposal in which not all of the sections of the proposal may be fully fleshed out to get some feedback internally on the scientific directions of the proposal.


A​​llows the PI to engage pink team reviewers in a discussion about what is missing and that needs to be covered in an early draft of the proposal.


A pink team review is not intended to be just like an actual scientific peer-review of a proposal. 


Six weeks before proposal deadline:

  • Identify and send by email 2-3 names of Duke faculty in the area of research related to proposal.


  • Identify and send by email 2-3 names of Duke faculty in related disciplines but not in proposal’s area of research.

Three weeks before proposal deadline:

  • Main sections of proposal are submitted to OCRD.
  • OCRD will send sections to pink team reviewers.

Two weeks before proposal deadline:

  • Pink team reviewers meet to discuss proposal; PI and team are welcome to participate.
  • If PI does not attend pink team meeting, OCRD will send written feedback to PI within 24-48 hours.

To request a pink team review, email Sohini Sengupta or Kelsey Salvesen with OCRD.