Ever Wondered What Happens During the Scientific Review of an NIH Grant Application?


Understanding how peer review works is key to writing a good grant application.  In this 44-minute video, NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section, scientists have gathered virtually to review three fictional applications in response to a fictional Request For Applications (RFA).

Watch their discussion to learn how applications are scored, what questions are commonly asked, and what mistakes to avoid in your application.

This video was originally recorded on October 28, 2020 during the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Find other presentations from the Seminar here.


  1. CSR must understand the business rules within SRG and make sure the intent of the application is well address and is following the protocol. My case is a reason to show the pitfalls are hidden from applicant.

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