A new blog post describes what it's like to be a scientific peer reviewer for the National Institute on Aging. Every year, thousands of researchers contribute their time and expertise to the review of applications for NIH grants. Serving as a reviewer is a great way to learn more about grantsmanship and how the review process works.
Recently, the rules changed, and the NIH is no longer able to offer coffee and other light refreshments at these review meetings. An NIA Scientific Review Officer explains why.
Read the full blog post: No coffee for you!