NIFA-16-001 Distributed Peer Review Pilot in Foundational Program
distributed peer-review (DPR)
Traditional peer review uses third-party reviewers (either individual and fully independent reviews or a convened panel of reviewers). Distributed peer review allocates (or distributes) reviewing responsibilities to other members of the applicant pool. DPR also distributes the burden of peer review proportionally on those individuals (applicants) that stand to benefit from the competitive grant process.
Benefits of DPR
The distributed peer review system provides several benefits to applicants as well as NIFA.
- Minimizes the time between RFA closing and applicant feedback
- Places the burden of peer review proportionally on those who burden the review system
- Incentivizes unbiased and timely reviews that strive for consensus
- Increases applicant feedback
- Reduces costs, facility resources and staff time
A webinar explaining in further detail was held on Wednesday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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NIFA-16-001 Peer Review FAQs (240.46 KB)
NIFA-16-001 AFRI Foundational Application Review (392.55 KB)