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Join the NIH Fellows Editorial Board

The NIH Fellows Editorial Board offers fellows a free, confidential scientific document-editing service to NIH and FDA fellows.  For information on how to submit, click here.

Joining the Board gives fellows editorial training and experience. Board members will review submitted documents following an editorial process and prepare final reports.  

NIH Fellows Editorial Board Membership

Membership in the Editorial Board is open to all NIH or FDA fellows and other professionals upon approval of their supervisors and consultation with the Senior Editor of the Editorial Board. Previous editorial experience is not required.

Types of Membership

  • Active members: All NIH or FDA fellows are eligible for active membership on the Editorial Board. Active members participate in all FEB activities including weekly meetings, editing, organizing workshops, and advertising.
  • Consulting members: NIH or FDA-affiliated science writers and experienced editors who are not fellows are eligible for consulting membership. These members can choose their level of involvement in the activities of the Board.
  • Non-fellow members: Any NIH employee who is not a fellow is eligible for non-fellow membership (with his/her supervisor's permission). 

Membership Eligibility

  • All fellows, science writers, and experienced editors from NIH or FDA are eligible for membership. An advanced degree is not required.
  • Non-fellow members are required to submit a letter of approval from their supervisor.
  • A commitment of one year is required to become an active member of the Board.
  • The number of active members serving on the Board will be approximately 30.
  • For active membership, fellows will be given priority over non-fellows.
  • Voting for new active memberships will take place only if there is an objection. Such objection should be conveyed to the Senior Editor.
  • Active members who are no longer able to maintain active membership status because of scheduling conflicts may request consulting membership status. Fellows are also eligible for temporary leave status for a period no greater than 3 months per calendar year if personal or professional obligations interfere with Board activities.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the membership registration form.