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Why become a grant reviewer?

There are many benefits to becoming a grant reviewer, as well as helping the research and higher education community.

Benefits for the reviewer

  • Improve your own grant applications by gaining insights into the grant writing and review process. You will learn firsthand what funders and reviewers are looking for. By reading numerous applications, you will gain new perspectives into what makes a successful proposal, learn about common problems and identify strategies related to strong proposals.  

  • Gain an insight into current and planned research in a subject area.

  • Build a track record of good reviews to take forward when being considered for opportunities on larger funding panels.

  • Build positive relationships with funding organisations and fellow reviewers, who may serve as useful contacts for your career.


Benefits for others

  • An opportunity to return some of the help you may have received from funders, by enabling researchers earlier in career to receive the same support from constructive reviews.  

  • Provide constructive feedback to help applicants with their research and future funding proposals.


Interested in becoming a reviewer for one of the Society’s grants programmes? Express your interest in reviewing for the Society.


This page draws on resources from the University of Arizona and Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication - Allen S. Lee.