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U.S. DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND JUSTICE SEEK PEER REVIEWERS FOR THE FY2009 SAFE SCHOOLS/HEALTHY STUDENTS INITIATIVE GRANT COMPETITION

The U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice are currently seeking qualified peer reviewers to read and evaluate grant applications that will be submitted under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative grant competition.

Reviewers selected by the Departments will read and evaluate 6 grant applications, post scores and comments online, and participate in four mandatory conference calls.  This review is scheduled to include two rounds: 

Round One

The first round will occur from Monday, March 16, 2009 through Friday, March 27, 2009, with four mandatory conference calls scheduled for:

Monday, March 16, 2009

12 - 1 PM or 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST

NOTE:  This is an introductory panel call and will not be used to discuss applications


Friday, March 20, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Monday, March 23, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Round Two

The second round will occur from Monday, March 30, 2009 through Friday, April 10, 2009, with four mandatory conference calls scheduled for:

Monday, March 30, 2009

12 - 1 PM or 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST

NOTE:  This is an introductory panel call and will not be used to discuss applications


Friday, April 3, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Monday, April 6, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

12 - 2 PM or 3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Areas of Expertise

Qualified reviewers for this grant competition MUST have expertise and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Comprehensive, collaborative planning;
  • Law enforcement;
  • Juvenile justice;
  • Mental health;
  • Early childhood development;
  • School-community partnerships;
  • Alcohol, tobacco, other drug and violence prevention and early intervention;
  • Social and emotional learning;
  • Program management; or evaluation of community or school-based programs. 

Process for Review Qualification

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for the 2009 SS/HS Initiative grant competition, please complete the required trainings and submit necessary information to Federal Business Services (FBS) before Friday, February 27, 2009.

  1. Download the peer reviewer checklist: (PDF - 337 KB) (Word - 112 KB)
  2. Complete the checklist and submit it along with a current resume to Federal Business Services (FBS) for inclusion in the peer reviewer database for FY 2009. Checklists and resumes should be submitted to FBS by email to osdfs184L@fbs-dc.com.
  3. Complete the FY 2009 SS/HS peer reviewer training by clicking here.
    If accessing the 2009 SS/HS training for the first time:
    Please enter the alpha-numeric code (case sensitive) ABC-61506-95720-40457 in the authentication code field. You will then be prompted to register by entering your contact information. The e-mail and password you register with will become your permanent login and password to return to the training for completion.
    If returning to the 2009 SS/HS training:
    Please click on the link above and enter your login and password to continue. Technical support is available by contacting support@brainx.com.
  4. Complete the FY 2009 OSDFS E-Reader training. Please click here to access the training. Your registration to view the 2009 E-Reader training will be used to track completion of this required training.

NOTE: If a potential reviewer completed the FY 2007 or FY 2008 OSDFS E-Reader Training, it does not need to be repeated. The potential reviewer's name will be compared to the FY 2007 and FY 2008 training roster to ensure completion of the E-Reader training requirement.

Confirmation of reviewers is based on the number of applications received, appropriate mix of reviewers' qualifications, availability, and other factors.

Conflict of Interest

Please be aware that if you were involved in the writing of an FY 2009 application or are named in an application that is submitted under this competition, and would have a financial interest if the project were funded, you have a conflict of interest and may not participate as a peer reviewer under this grant competition.

Recognition for your Service

The honorarium for reviewing 6 applications*, according to the established review schedule, is $1,000.

If you have any questions or need additional information about this peer review opportunity, please send an e-mail message to Eve.Birge@ed.gov, referencing Potential Peer Reviewer (84.184L) in the subject line.

*We anticipate that each panel will be assigned 6 applications; however, the peer reviewer signed agreement will allow for reading up to 7 applications in the event that a panel must be assigned an additional application. 

  
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