Research and Funding

Blog post - why does Approach matter so much in peer review?

July 31, 2013


Cartoon of four people in conversation.As most applicants for NIH grants know, reviewers assess research grant applications using five criteria. Every applicant wants great scores, and we want to help you understand how you’ll be scored, and why. Robin Barr, Director of the NIA's Division of Extramural Activities, has a new blog post discussing scores. He writes, "You may have heard that the Approach criterion score is highly correlated with the final impact score assigned to a grant application. Let’s get into the details of that."

Read the full blog post: The Approach criterion: why does it matter so much in peer review?

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