The goal of NIH Peer Review is to ensure fair and accurate scientific review of all applications submitted to NIH. Explore the pages below to learn more about each peer review process, how to interpret your score and summary statement, and things to consider after your application has been reviewed.
First-Level Peer Review
Learn where your application will be reviewed, how applications are considered, and roles and responsibilities of the peer review committee.
Scoring & Summary Statements
Learn how to interpret your score and summary statement results.
Post Review: Next Steps
Identify next steps for applications that may get funded, learn how to manage your award, or explore options for applications that are not funded.