Question Preview: Being a Grant Reviewer

We have talked about the different methods for professional development for the grant professional. One of the most hands-on forms of professional development that has been brought up is the benefit of serving on the other side of the grant seeking equation – serving on the grant review/funder side of the process. Our very own #grantchat co-moderator Diane H. Leonard, GPC actually began her career as a Program Officer for a statewide public foundation, The Michigan Women’s Foundation. Whether a formal paid employee position, a board member, a community review committee member or peer reviewer, the benefit to enhancing your grant writing skills is significant. The most frequent questions we get asked about being a grant reviewer is *how* to go about serving in that role, and which are the best grant reviewer roles to pursue as part of your professional development. We will tackle these questions and more on 1/13/15 when we will be joined by Olivia Daugherty (@runwritelaugh) to talk about “Being a Grant Reviewer.”

If you have a blog post or have an article that you would like to share about the concept, we would love for you to do so in the comment section or by using the #grantchat on the social media network of your choice.

Q1: Why do you think becoming a grant reviewer beneficial?  #grantchat

Q2: What have you learned from serving as a grant reviewer? #grantchat

Q3: How do you sign up to become a reviewer? #grantchat

Q4: What has been your experience with compensation as a grant reviewer for your time? #grantchat

Q5: What is your experiences with the responsibilities of a grant reviewer?  #grantchat

Q6: How much time did you have to commit in each role as a grant reviewer?  #grantchat

Q7: What qualifications did you need to serve as a grant reviewer?  #grantchat

Q8: Are you aware of agencies or organizations needing reviewers? Which agencies do you prefer to review for? #grantchat

Q9: What are the negative aspects of being part of a grant review process? #grantchat

Q10: What is one tip you would give a new grant reviewer?  #grantchat

Looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat co-moderators Diane Leonard (@dianehleonard), Jo Miller (@jm_grants) with@smartegrants and @GPANational and our guest Olivia Daugherty (@runwritelaugh) this week on 1/13 at 12pm EST!

Diane H Leonard and Jo Miller

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