Scholar Voices Grants 101 Resources

Understanding Reviewer Psychology

Oct 06, 2022

Hi, colleagues:

Understanding reviewer psychology is a key to getting your grants funded. But how are you supposed to get this inside knowledge?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Join me for a live question and answer session on Zoom with seasoned reviewer Dr. Stephanie Fitzpatrick. Dr. Fitzpatrick was a standing member of the Lifestyle Change and Behavioral Health study section at the National Institutes of Health.

Wednesday, October 26 from 1 - 2pm EDT (Boston time).

We'll cover questions like: Why does the review process matter for getting your work funded? What excites reviewers? How do panels typically work? What are top mistakes novice grant writers make? Plus, we'll save time for your questions.

Understanding reviewers is a universal grant writing skill. It doesn’t matter which funder you are targeting (e.g., the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, WT Grant, Mellon, or more). To have a shot at funding, you need reviewers to advocate for you. That means you need to understand when and why reviewers advocate for grants.

Register Now (It’s Free!)

See you on October 26. As always, thank you for reading and believing that scholars deserve support for incredible ideas.


Stay in touch: Twitter, the Newsletter and The Grant Writing Guide book.

P.S. If you know someone who might be interested in this free session, would you mind forwarding this email to them? Sharing resources and insights is one way we create a culture of support in academia.

P.P.S. Want to learn more about how climate change and disasters impact children? I’m speaking about this issue at Florida International University on October 11. Please join us if you are in the area (or catch the free recording later)!