CBET Director's Letter
to Prospective Reviewers
Welcome to this site and thank you for your interest in reviewing proposals
for the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport
Systems. The success of the peer review process depends on the willingness
of qualified reviewers to share their time and expertise generously. Peer
review enables us to make wise investments in basic research and education with
broad input from experts representing our respective technical communities.
To implement peer review, our division depends upon our reviewer community
for approximately 10,000 reviews per year. We solicit these reviews from
respected scientists from around the world. Their research experience
and up-to-date knowledge enable them to provide helpful advice to our program
officers on the merits of proposals and constructive comments to proposers
that strengthen their projects.
In addition to being asked to submit electronic mail reviews, we
occasionally ask reviewers to serve on panels and to participate in workshops
on emerging research and education themes. The National Science
Foundation provides support for travel and lodging associated with such
If you have received proposals to review in the past, you need not fill
out this form. It is important for you to know that the National Science
Foundation 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 government employment and
from other countries.
On behalf of my colleagues in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering,
Environmental, and Transport Systems, at the National Science Foundation, I
thank you for your help.
Sohi Rastegar, Director (Acting)
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division
Directorate for Engineering
National Science Foundation