The US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), is recruiting Peer Reviewers to read and evaluate federal grant applications. Selected reviewers will read applications remotely and enter comments and scores into an online database. All selected reviewers must participate in scheduled training and panel discussions at the designated times. Reviewers will receive a flat fee honorarium and, in some cases, a stipend for supplies (paper and ink). We inform reviewers of the amount of the honorarium after they are selected, since program applications vary.
For 2023, OPE is managing 15 grant competitions. The complete list is at the following webpage: https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html#chart3a. The competitions fund a wide range of projects, including projects to support improvements in educational quality, management, and financial stability at colleges and universities that enroll high numbers of underserved students; projects designed to increase college enrollment among students in high-poverty schools; projects designed to increase college participation among low-income parent students by providing high-quality child care; projects designed to promote the use of technology through the creation of accurate models that can simulate processes or recreate real life; and other innovative projects under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, including a new Postsecondary Student Success Grants competition which will be a tiered evidence grant program designed to develop and rigorously evaluate evidence-based interventions to improve postsecondary completion outcomes.
For qualification requirements and more information, please click the following link to our website: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/peer-reviewers/peer-reviewers-faq.html or call the G5 hotline at 888-336-8930.