Seeking reviewers by 10/7 for NSF Engines proposals + RSVP for the 9/20 reviewer informational webinar

Serve as a Reviewer for the NSF Engines Program 

No prior review experience needed.  

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program is recruiting reviewers to evaluate its first set of NSF Engines proposals. Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved at the ground floor with a brand-new federal program model that we expect to serve as a catalyst for inclusive economic growth, workforce development, technology translation, and new models for driving innovation for decades to come. 

Who We Need 

NSF is looking for a diverse group of reviewers representing all backgrounds, technical disciplines, and technology sectors to evaluate program proposals. NSF is searching for seasoned as well as new reviewers who may have less experience with the NSF merit review process but may have deep experience as practitioners in core focus areas — namely use-inspired research, economic and workforce development, regional innovation ecosystem building, and translating ideas from the lab to the market. 

Next Steps 

Sign up to be a reviewer! 

If you are interested and want to learn more about serving as a reviewer, please fill out the short form (takes under 4 minutes) by October 7, 2022, and we will follow up if there is a match. Additional details are below. 

Complete reviewer interest form.


Tell me more! 

Interested in learning more about becoming an application reviewer for the NSF Engines program? Attend our informational webinar on September 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Additional details are below. 

RSVP to reviewer informational webinar.


Reviewer Itinerary 

  • Reviewers will be expected to commit approximately 12-16 hours prior to deliberations to read proposals and prepare review summaries. 

  • Reviewers will be expected to commit 2 days for panel deliberation (done remotely via Zoom). 

  • Panels will be scheduled from November 7 – December 16, 2022. 

  • Each reviewer will review approximately 6-8 proposals and participate in discussions during the panel deliberations. 

Note: The reviewer itinerary outlined above is for the first set of NSF Engines proposals. Additional program review opportunities will be announced via the NSF Engines email list.