Be a Peer Reviewer for CNS

Posted by on February 13, 2004

[posted from National Service-Learning listserv]

Opportunity for Engagement in National Grantmaking Competitions

The Corporation for National and Community Service seeks peer reviewers and facilitators for AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America grant competitions this spring. Participating in a grant competition provides numerous opportunities for professional development. You will:

* read about new and innovative ideas in your field;
* learn about the grantmaking practices of the major federal funder of service and volunteer activities; and
* strengthen your grant writing skills.

If you are interested, please read on and assist us by identifying people (including you) that may have the skill, time, and interest to serve. Please also forward this notice to others in your networks and list serves.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) connects Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and country through three programs: AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps. The Corporation provides grants to support people and organizations that use service as a strategy for addressing national and community needs. More information about the Corporation is available on our website,

We seek a diverse group of reviewers and facilitators who have academic and/or experiential expertise in many areas, including, but not limited to: national service, service-learning, education, environment, public safety, homeland security, and or other human needs.

Peer reviewers and facilitators should be comfortable reading a large volume of material in a short period of time and providing detailed analysis . Facilitators should also have skills and experience in facilitating small groups.

All reviews are completed using our online electronic grant application system, (eGrants). The Corporation provides eGrants and program content training to all confirmed reviewers and facilitators.

Reviewers and facilitators receive an honorarium for their work upon completion of the review.

If you or others you know are interested in serving as a peer reviewer or facilitator, please complete the brief survey found at:

Those selected as potential reviewers for each Corporation grant competition will be asked to complete a more detailed online application through our eGrants system.

Thank you for helping to identify expert peer reviewers and facilitators who will help us determine high quality AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America applications for our spring 2004 competitions.

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