SMART LogoSMART review is a mock study section that consists of a rigorous peer review of early stage career grants including AHA predoctoral, postdoctoral, scientist development grants, NIH F-series, or any other similar grant. A review committee consisting of trainees (postdocs and predocs) and a senior member of the section are appointed for each grant cycle.  The senior member facilitates the review process as if trainees are at a real study section. The goal is to provide training on how the peer review process works in regards to grants in order to gain knowledge of what actually occurs at study section. Not only does SMART reviews provide excellent peer review training, but also it greatly improves the quality of grants that are submitted.


For more information regarding SMART reviews, or if you would like to serve on a panel or submit a grant for review, please contact Dr. Bryan Becker (bryanbecker@uabmc.edu).


Review Timeline:

Please use the table below as a reference for submission deadlines to SMART - This is only to be used as a reference, please use the sponsor website for submission deadlines and instructions. Please contact Dr. Becker to confirm the SMART deadline if you are submitting a grant and are interested in having a SMART review session.

SPONSOR-GRANT

SPONSOR AGENCY DEADLINE

SMART REVIEW DEADLINE

NIH K-series, new submission

12-Feb

12-Jun

12-Oct

12-Jan

12-May

12-Sep

NIH K-series, re-submission

12-Mar

12-Jul

12-Nov

12-Feb

12-Jun

12-Oct

NIH F-series new or revised

8-Apr

8-Aug

8-Dec

8-Mar

8-Jul

8-Nov

AHA Predoctoral fellowships

14-Sep

14-Aug

AHA Postdoctoral fellowships

15-Sep

15-Aug

AHA Career Development Award

6-Dec

6-Nov

APS Postdoctoral Fellowship (LOI) two-step process w/ initial letter of intent prior to full application

18-Apr

18-Mar