NIFA Call For Panelists
USDA agency recruiting experts to review funding proposals on a rolling basis
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is looking for new panelists to join its Peer Review System (PRS). Panelists are subject-matter-expert volunteers who read and review grant proposals, and their input is part of the process by which NIFA funds are allocated.
NIFA is the arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that “provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences” and “invests in and supports initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture” (nifa.usda.gov/about-nifa). Incidentally, the Crop Protection and Pest Management program—which funds the Northeastern IPM Center and the other three regional IPM centers—is one of many under NIFA’s purview.
This call for panelists is ongoing, with no specific deadline. NIFA selects panelists based on their expertise and credentials as well as NIFA panel needs. Learn more about the PRS and how to become a panelist at nifa.usda.gov/tool/peer-review-system, or apply at prs.nifa.usda.gov/prs/volunteerPrep.do.