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Grand Challenges proposal reviewers needed

Grand Challenges News for Researchers

Posted February 18, 2022 by Heidi Uhing

The Office of Research and Economic Development is seeking faculty volunteers to serve as reviewers of Grand Challenges planning grant proposals. Reviewers are needed from every discipline at the university.  

The perspectives of scholars who belong to historically underrepresented groups, including gender and racial/ethnic minorities and individuals having other minoritized identities, are highly valued and sought as part of the proposal review process. Faculty from all academic ranks — including those earlier in their career — are encouraged to volunteer.  

Faculty who volunteer and are selected to serve as peer reviewers of planning grant proposals will: 

Reviewers will be needed for nine to 12 hours during May and June. Faculty and emeriti may complete this form to register their interest in volunteering by April 15. Those who would like to nominate a faculty colleague or emeriti to serve as a reviewer should send the nominee’s name, departmental affiliation and email address to grandchallenges@unl.edu.    

During two upcoming virtual Grand Challenge Town Halls, ORED will answer questions about the proposal review process and proposal preparation requirements:  

April 29, 5 p.m. CDT is the deadline to submit a proposal for the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition. Only those who provided a notice of intent to submit last month will be considered. Late proposals will not be reviewed.  


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