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Become a Reviewer for the National Fellowship Program: Information for New Reviewers


Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) is recruiting subject matter experts to serve as proposal reviewers for our annual National Fellowship Program. The program advances the participation and recognition of women in scientific fields through competitive fellowships. One of the most important components of the organization’s success in promoting innovative researchers has been our reviewers’ careful selection, application feedback, and guidance for further improvements. GWIS welcomes reviewers irrespective of gender or sex.  


Reviewer Evaluation and Selection Process: 

If selected to participate, prospective reviewers will receive an official invitation in February. Each reviewer will review the criteria stated in the evaluation form and evaluate each application with specific regard to the discipline and the stage of graduate study. Reviewers will evaluate the following documents: the GWIS fellowships application form, abstract, project description (four pages), budget and justification, letter from host scientist (if applicable), and two letters of recommendation. On the evaluation form, each reviewer will assign a numerical score and provide comments designed to provide constructive feedback for strengthening the project. Reviewers will begin their evaluations in early March and must be complete all evaluations no later than May 1st each year.


Please follow the link below to complete your application by January 15th. Forms submitted after that date will be held for future appointments. 


Link to the National Fellowship Program Reviewer Interest Form


Areas of Expertise Needed by Program 

We are seeking experts in one or more of the following STEM and Social Sciences fields including Anthropology, Astronomy, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Engineering, Evolutionary Biology, Food Science, Genetics, Genomics, Geology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nutritional Science, Paleontology, Physics, Physiology, Plant Biology, Psychology, Toxicology, or Zoology.


If you have any questions about reviewing for GWIS National Fellowship Program or the reviewer interest form, please contact the fellowships@gwis.org.  


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