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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.

Unlike all other NCI postdoctoral support grant mechanisms, which are peer-reviewed by the NCI Division of Extramural Activities, F32 applications are peer-reviewed by review groups managed by the NIH CSR. (For a list of those review groups, please see Applications will receive a second level review by the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) to determine if the application meets the broad program needs and priorities of the NCI and the National Cancer Program.

For review criteria for the F32 grant mechanism, see the Review Criteria section of the Program Announcement.