Forgot the following in my earlier post about serving on a SS:
The ECR program: Early Career Reviewer.
How to apply?
Send your up-to-date CV and a list of terms that describe your scientific expertise to CSREarlyCareerReviewer@mail.nih.gov. If accepted, you will be asked to provide your NIH Commons ID. If you do not have one, please talk with your institution’s grants office to set up a Commons Account. Directions can be found at http://era.nih.gov/Docs/COM_UGV2630.pdf.
And in answer to:
I don’t think you can serve twice. Requirements:
Who is Eligible?
To qualify for the ECR Program you must:
- Be a full-time faculty member or researcher in a similar role. (Post-Doctoral Fellows are not eligible, but may become eligible following completion of their training.)
- Show evidence of an active independent program of research
- Have recent senior authored research publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Have not served on a CSR study section in a role other than a mail reviewer or ARRA reviewer
Prior NIH funding is NOT a requirement
But I think that in addition to applying through the program, contacting a specific SRO would be a good thing to do. Again, saying you want to participate, and that the SS of that SRO is interesting and relevant to you.