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:
- Obtain training and practical experience as a proposal reviewer.
- Network and collaborate with new colleagues.
- Gain line-of-sight to the wide range of scholarly expertise and activity across the university community.
- Help guide the future direction of research, scholarship, and creative activity at Nebraska.
- Receive a service acknowledgement from UNL’s Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.
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 email@example.com.
During two upcoming virtual Grand Challenge Town Halls, ORED will answer questions about the proposal review process and proposal preparation requirements:
- March 8, 11 a.m.-noon. Register to receive a Zoom link.
- April 5, 11 a.m.-noon. Register to receive a Zoom link.
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.