External Review Program
This joint program offered by the Office of Research and the CTSI provides an external review for R01-level grants.
New for 2020:
Research leadership has generously agreed to extend the offer of External Review to K-level awards!
In conjunction with the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the Office of Research is pleased to continue offering external review of applications for R01 level grants (from NIH or other major funders) prior to submission. CTSI membership is not required for this program, and investigators in all areas of research - basic science, clinical, population science - are encouraged to participate. Assurance that the application has been internally reviewed and is supported by the investigator's Department Chair is required.
The program will make arrangements to provide a full NIH style review by an outside reviewer, ideally an individual with recent study section experience in the relevant area. The reviews will be officially solicited by Elizabeth Jacobs, MD. An honorarium of $750 per proposal will be made available to external reviewers for a timely return of the review.
Interested faculty should contact Lynne Prost or Dr. Jacobs for an application form to request this service. This form requires a commitment from the PI to have a complete draft of the grant application ready by the date indicated in the table below, including the following information for the selected external reviewers:
Introduction and summary statement from the previous review (if applicable)
Biosketches for key personnel
Budget and budget justification
Environment sections in electronic format
Reviews will be solicited in a timely manner, allotting the PI a minimum of 3 weeks to make modifications based on reviewer comments in advance of the deadline for submission to MCW's Grants and Contracts Office for sponsor submission.
Key dates for the external review program are provided in the table below:
|Application Form Deadline||Full Application Deadline||Reviewer Comments Returned to PI||Appropriate for targeting NIH R01 deadlines*|
|March 23, 2020||April 13, 2020||May 11, 2020||June 5, 2020*|
|April 6, 2020||May 11, 2020||June 8, 2020||July 5, 2020**|
|July 13, 2020||August 10, 2020||September 7, 2020||October 5, 2020*|
|August 10, 2020||September 7, 2020||October 5, 2020||November 5, 2020**|
|November 9, 2020||December 7, 2020||January 4, 2021||February 5, 2021*|
|December 14, 2020||January 4, 2021||February 1, 2021||March 5, 2021**|
*New; **Renewal, Resubmission, Revision
Note: grant applications must be submitted to the MCW Grants & Contracts Office (GCO) 5 business days prior to sponsor deadlines.
For a current listing of upcoming sponsor deadlines and GCO due dates, please visit Standard Grant Application Due Dates (intranet access required).