Reviewer Resources

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) seeks expert reviewers from academia, federal and state governments, industry, commodity groups, professional organizations, and other stakeholder groups to evaluate research proposals submitted in response to calls for proposals within our Challenge Areas.

Selected experts will evaluate proposals against criteria established by FFAR, and provide comments and scores which will form the bases of the FFAR funding decision.  The evaluation will be done using an e-grantmaking website, Proposal Central.  Reviewers will be offered honoraria.

The experts’ working language should be English; a good ability to write and discuss in English is an essential requirement.

Register as an Expert Reviewer

We welcome experts and academics who would like to peer review applications for FFAR grants...register now.

Review Process

FFAR uses a rigorous review process to determine which projects are most deserving of funding...learn more.

Conflicts of Interest 

It is important to us that all peer reviews avoid conflicts of interest when reviewing projects for funding...learn more.

Non-Disclosure Agreement for Reviewers

Information distributed during the review process is private and confidential...learn more.

Review Criteria

Our grant review process evaluates projects based on impact and relevance, scientific or technical merit, project strategy and feasibility, innovation, outcomes evaluation, applicant organizational capacity, and qualifications of project director and key personnel.
Download Proposal Review Criteria Sample