Peer Reviewer Orientation

Welcome to the NIDILRR Peer Reviewer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Reviewer for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)!

As a peer reviewer, you will join members of the disability and rehabilitation research community in reviewing the myriad of applications submitted in response to NIDILRR's notices inviting applications for various research priorities. We are grateful to you for lending your expertise to this important endeavor.

Please note: Reviewing the material on this site does not qualify you to be a peer reviewer for NIDILRR grant competitions. Peer reviewers must be approved by grant competition managers. Learn more about the peer review process and how to submit your CV for consideration.

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Welcome to the
Peer Reviewer Orientation

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Administration for Community Living
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The following information will make your experience with this training better:

  • This training has been designed to fit a 1024 by 627 or bigger screen. If this frame fits your monitor, you should be fine. If not, please adjust your screen resolution.
  • The training has been tested in Firefox, Internet Explorer/Edge, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. At present it has played fine in these versions with Flash enabled, but if you encounter a problem, please try another browser.
  • The training uses HTML5 formatting and is designed to work on computers and mobile devices.
  • Other resources in this presentation include PDFs and Microsoft Word documents. You will need Adobe Reader and a program capable of reading Word documents. Word Viewer is no longer available to download. Microsoft recommends using the Word Mobile App or an online document portal such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
  • There is audio content only on 2 slides: the Sample Panel Discussion (slides 25 and 26). Closed captioning has been included for those slides.
  • If you are using a keyboard for navigation, we have followed Adobe’s best practices guide and have set the training to advance when you select “enter” or “return” from the keyboard.
  • If you are using a screen reader, all onscreen text has also been presented in the slide notes, so you may choose to just listen to the notes then advance when the screen content starts.

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Registration is currently closed. However, all review materials are still available. Registration is not required to view orientation materials.