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Internal HSC-Wide Study Section for Pre-review of Proposals

A message to all faculty and staff

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As part of our effort to support PIs we have established an internal HSC wide study section for pre-review of proposals.  Two panels of senior reviewers have been identified that include faculty with significant funding records and service on NIH study sections.  Our goal is to provide constructive feedback in a timely manner to support increased competitiveness of applications.  Pre-review has become a requirement for PIs accepting bridge funding from the Office of Research and Graduate Education, but this service remains otherwise optional.  Faculty are strongly encouraged to participate.  


We will follow NIH style format for discussion and review and panels will be held to the highest level of confidentiality.  Applications, including budgets and supporting documentation, are due to Val Lemasters as noted on the table below prior to NIH deadlines.  We have aligned our internal study section with NIH deadlines for new (A0) and revised (A1) grants.  We will return your review to you within a week following the meeting, allowing approximately two weeks for modification of the grant if desired.


Please notify Val Lemasters (vlemasters@hsc.wvu.edu) via email of your intent to submit a proposal for review as soon as possible but not later than the date specified in the tables below (first column).  This information will be critical in assisting us to plan for the reviews to be done in each review cycle. 


Notify Val – Intent for Pre-Review


Proposal due to Val

A0 Review Panel

Meeting Dates

April 1

April 28

May 5

August 1

August 29

September 5

December 1

December 28

January 5


Notify Val – Intent for Pre-Review


Proposal due to Val

A1 Review Panel

Meeting Dates

May 1

May 27

June 5

September 1

September 28

October 5

January 2

January 30

February 5


If you have any questions please contact Val Lemasters.  A reminder and confirmation of deadlines and meetings will be sent out as we get a bit closer to each review cycle.

Laura F. Gibson, PhD.


Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Education

Associate Dean for Research; School of Medicine

Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor

West Virginia University

PO Box 9104

Morgantown, WV  26506-9104