External Subject Matter Experts

R01 Boot Camp logoThe Office of Research, on behalf of the R01 Boot Camp program, will obtain a review of a near final copy of each mentee’s R01 grant proposal from an External Subject Matter Expert (ESME).

The mentee must contact the Office of Research with the completed materials (i.e., cover sheet[JGJ1]  and draft proposal) at least six weeks in advance of the NIH deadline. Once the completed review is returned to the Office of Research, the External Subject Matter Expert will receive $500 in compensation for his/her time. If you need assistance finding an ESME to review your proposal, please let us know!


Please send the following to R01BootCamp@umich.edu:

  1. Completed ESME Cover Sheet
  2. A copy of your almost finished grant proposal. This proposal should be as close as possible to what you plan to submit to NIH.

The ESME will be asked to return the review within two to three weeks. Please note that it is best to obtain this review six weeks in advance of your NIH deadline to allow time for further refinement and data assimilation.



If you have questions about the R01 Boot Camp program, please contact us at R01BootCamp@umich.edu or (734) 763-4272.

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