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Peer Review

Grant proposal review prior to submission is an important component of successful grant submissions. The RCTH Peer Grant Review Program is a valuable resource for investigators to obtain useful pre-submission feedback of their proposals. UofSC School of Medicine faculty/faculty affiliates and Columbia VA investigators are eligible to submit their research proposal for pre-submission review. Proposals will be reviewed using categories similar to NIH peer review and investigators will receive feedback from experienced researchers.

Submission Requirements

Investigators should submit, at a minimum, a research plan/strategy summary to include the research design and statistical approach, and funding announcement information (i.e. NIH RFA #). The submission of additional documents, such as specific aims page, references cited, biographical sketch, and ancillary documents is recommended for enhanced feedback of the overall proposal. For peer review of resubmissions, investigators must include any agency reviews (i.e. proposal scores sheet, summary statements, and “pink sheets”).

Documents should be submitted online via the RCTH Peer Review request form no later than the review submission deadline indicated below .

Review Submissions Deadline Summary Statement Returns NIH Submission Deadline
 April 27, 2020  May 15, 2020  June/July 2020
 August 3, 2020  September 1, 2020  October/November 2020
 November 30, 2020  January 8, 2021  February/March 2021


If you would like to submit a proposal for review outside of this timeline, please email the RCTH at rcth@uscmed.sc.edu for more information.


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