Initial peer review meetings are administered by either the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) or one of the NIH ICs, such as NINDS, with funding authority as specified in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA).
Schedule of Scientific Review Branch Meetings
A complete listing of rosters for the Scientific Review Groups (SRG) managed by CSR is provided below.
These study sections review most of the Investigator Initiated Research Grant (R01) applications (and sometimes review small numbers of R03, R21, Conference, AREA and K applications, amongst others).
These study sections review individual fellowship grant applications - F30, F31, F32, F33. An exception is for behavioral science applications that are reviewed by the regular standing study sections.
Small business innovation research and small business technology transfer grant application. Review panels are assembled on an ad hoc basis for each meeting; therefore, their designations and scientific emphasis may change with each review cycle.
CSR runs a number of "one-time Special Emphasis Panel" meetings with rosters tailored to the applications under consideration. If you cannot find your panel by searching one of the above links, you will find it here. Only the current rosters are provided 30 days before the meeting.
Each Institute of the National Institutes of Health maintains a national advisory council which has two general functions: (1) to advise the Institute on policy and procedures affecting the extramural research programs and (2) to provide a second level of review for all grant and cooperative agreement applications considered by the Institute for funding. Except for fellowships, the NINDS may not award a grant unless it has been recommended for support by the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council. Learn more about the NANDS Council.