NIH Study Section Reviewers

Scientific Society Nominations for NIH Study Section Reviewers

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), a signature initiative of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy), encourages CANS nurse scientist members to apply to serve as National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section Reviewers. The Academy has been recognized by NIH as a scientific society to submit reviewer recommendations via their online portal.

As noted on the NIH website, “Reviewers are seen as experts, with integrity, in their field. They should have an active research program, extramural funding, and not currently be a standing member of an NIH study section or advisory council. Productive scientists from diverse backgrounds and career stages – e.g., assistant, associate, and full professors are encouraged to apply. Early career scientists without substantial NIH funding should apply directly to the Early Career Reviewer Program for review experience.

CANS will offer two application cycles, one in the spring and one in the fall, which will allow interested individuals to submit their applications throughout the year.  The CANS Science Committee will review applications and identify which applicants should be nominated as an NIH Study Section Reviewer using the NIH’s Center for Scientific Reviewer guidelinesThe application is currently closed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academy’s Program Manager, Harper Garfinkle, at