Author: Marc Rigas

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Marc, a biomedical engineer, is a program director who manages grants in areas of cell mechanics, cell stress response, and a broad portfolio of postdoctoral fellowships. Prior to his current role, he was a scientific review officer in the NIGMS Scientific Review Branch.

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Volunteer as a Peer Reviewer for NIGMS!


NIGMS supports a wide range of research, training, workforce development, and institutional capacity building grants in the biomedical sciences. While NIH’s Center for Scientific Review reviews the majority of our investigator-initiated research grants (read our post on NIGMS RPGs), NIGMS has its own scientific review branch (SRB) that manages the review of applications to programs in workforce development and in research capacity building (past posts on training and capacity building provide more information). These programs often require reviewers with unique experiences, in addition to scientific or technical expertise. Thus, SRB is always searching for volunteers with varying experiences and scientific expertise from all career stages, funding and review experiences, geographic locations, and institution types to provide expert reviews. Some examples include individuals familiar with research training programs, institutional administration, faculty mentorship, Tribal communities, and people with experience conducting research in states that are eligible for Institutional Development Awards.

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