Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: Call for expressions of interest to the Spring 2021 Reviewer in Training program

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Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required for the Expression of Interest

External Deadline: Friday 26th, February 2021


The CIHR Reviewer in Training (RiT) program expands on and replaces the Observer program, based on evaluations of the Observer program as well as feedback from the community.

The RiT program offers Early Career Researchers (ECRs) a learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the elements of high quality review and the peer review process through direct participation in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor. RiT participants will be assigned three applications to conduct practice reviews, attend the peer review meeting, present one of their reviews, and participate in the committee discussion of their assigned applications.

Following completion of the RiT program, participants will be promoted within CIHR’s Reviewer Pathway and are expected to participate in peer review when requested and available to do so.

Approximately 120 applicants will be selected, by lottery, which represents two opportunities per Project Grant Program committee. CIHR is committed to equitable and inclusive participation and may implement strategies in the lottery process to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Note: The peer review process for the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition will be delivered via video conferencing that best mimics the in-person face-to face process.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: February 3, 2021