Become a Reviewer: Letter from the Next Gen STEM Manager, NASA Office of STEM Engagement

A Note to Prospective Reviewers from the Next Gen STEM Manager, NASA Office of STEM Engagement

I would like to welcome you to this site and thank you for your interest in reviewing proposals for NASA's Education program. The success of the peer review process depends on the willingness of qualified reviewers to share their time and expertise generously. Peer review helps NASA to make wise investments in informal education with broad input from the informal education community. To implement peer review, our division depends upon our reviewer community. We solicit these reviews from respected informal educators from across the Nation. Their experience and up-to-date knowledge enable them to provide helpful advice to us on the merits of proposals and constructive comments to proposers that strengthen their projects. We ask reviewers to submit reviews via electronic mail and/or to serve on in-person panel reviews. NASA may provide support to non-civil servants for travel and lodging associated with such activities.

It is important for you to know that NASA reserves the right to choose reviewers. While we are unable to assure you that you will be asked to review proposals, we do attempt to call upon as many qualified reviewers as possible, and we try to limit the number of requests that we make to any single individual, recognizing the many demands our reviewers have on their time.

Please invite your colleagues to consider reviewing. We welcome qualified reviewers from academic, industrial, and non-NASA government employment.

On behalf of my colleagues in STEM Engagement at NASA, I thank you for your help.

Diane DeTroye
Next Gen STEM Manager
NASA Office of STEM Engagement
Washington, D.C.