NIGMS Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs)

In addition to standing study sections, the Scientific Review Branch (SRB) also organizes the initial review of applications for funding from a wide variety of programs through one-time special emphasis panels (SEPS). These may meet in person, by teleconference, or by videoconference. The breadth of science in these applications, variability of expertise needed from round to round, or irregular receipt dates for the applications, necessitates the recruitment of a unique panel of experts for each round of review.

A complete list of NIGMS funding opportunities is available online.

Programs typically reviewed by NIGMS SEPs include the following: