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Grant Peer Review

Grant proposal review prior to submission is an important component of successful grant submissions. The RCTH Peer Grant Review Program is a valuable resource for investigators to obtain useful pre-submission feedback of their proposals. UofSC School of Medicine faculty/faculty affiliates and Columbia VA investigators are eligible to submit their research proposal for pre-submission review. Proposals will be reviewed using categories similar to NIH peer review and investigators will receive feedback from experienced researchers.

Submission Requirements

Investigators should submit, at a minimum, a research plan/strategy summary to include the research design and statistical approach, and funding announcement information (i.e. NIH RFA #). The submission of additional documents, such as specific aims page, references cited, biographical sketch, and ancillary documents is recommended for enhanced feedback of the overall proposal. For peer review of resubmissions, investigators must include any agency reviews (i.e. proposal scores sheet, summary statements, and “pink sheets”).

Documents should be submitted online via the RCTH Peer Review request form no later than the review submission deadline indicated below .

Review Submissions Deadline Summary Statement Returns NIH Submission Deadline
April 18, 2022 May 6, 2022 June/July 2022
August 15, 2022 September 2, 2022 October/November 2022
November 28, 2022 January 6, 2023 February/March 2023


If you would like to submit a proposal for review outside of this timeline, please email the RCTH at rcth@uscmed.sc.edu for more information.


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