Peer Review Process
Upon receipt, competing applications will be reviewed both by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for completeness and for conformance to all eligibility requirements and special provisions and requirements. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without further consideration.
Those applications judged to be complete and eligible will be evaluated, according to the review criteria listed in the Program Announcement by Subcommittee I convened by the Division of Extramural Activities of the NCI. A second level of review will be conducted by the National Cancer Advisory Board that will ensure that the application meets the broad program needs and priorities of the NCI and the National Cancer Program before an award can be made.
For review criteria for the K25 grant mechanism, see the Review Criteria section of the Program Announcement.