The U.S. Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers to assist with the review process for a grant competition:

Office of Indian Education (OIE)
2022 Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Discretionary Grant Competition
Peer Reviewer Submission Deadline: February 20, 2022

Please review the details below and share with interested candidates.

OIE Seeks Peer Reviewers for 2022 Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Discretionary Grant Competition

OIE is seeking highly qualified individuals to assist in the review process for the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Native Youth Community Projects discretionary grant program competition. In order to allow for sufficient time to recruit qualified peer reviewers, we are issuing this call now prior to announcing the competition and publishing the notice inviting applications.

We seek individuals who can participate in panel reviews either as panel monitors, peer reviewers, or assigned alternate reviewers and unassigned alternate reviewers. Monitors will manage panel logistics and discussions. Reviewers will read, score, and provide constructive written feedback for applicants in ED’s G5 system. Assigned alternate reviewers will be assigned to a panel and will be expected to attend the panel discussion calls and submit draft technical review forms to the panel monitor.

Program Overview

This program is designed to improve the education opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.

Peer Reviewer Qualifications

Readers are eligible to apply if you have not served as a reviewer of the same OIE grant program for three consecutive years. Successful peer reviewers would have the following experience and skills:

  • Prior experience as panel monitors or reviewers in other ED discretionary grant competition reviews with experience in the subjects mentioned below.
  • Direct experience working in ED’s G5 grants system.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Team player who can work with fellow panelists to complete reviews and written feedback under significant time constraints.
  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Education or related field.

Successful peer reviewers would also have at least two or more of the following types of professional experience:

  • Direct instructional and/or administrative experience in schools and/or districts with significant Native American student populations.
  • Direct research and evaluation experience of K-12 programming with a specific focus on Native American students.
  • Higher education administrators and faculty of teacher education programs who instruct Native American professionals that will return to schools that serve significant Native student populations.
  • Persons who have administrative, project management or other leadership experience which helps their understanding of what happens in the classroom and how it applies to teacher/administrator training for high proportion Native American educational programs.
  • Responsible for partnership building between tribes and school districts/BIE funded schools.
  • Responsible for the retention and persistence of traditional and non-traditional college age Native American students.
  • Direct cultural, language, and/or educational K-12 program experience serving Native American students.
  • Grant writing experience resulting in a successful Federal grant award.

Peer Reviewer Requirements

  • Peer Reviewers must commit to being available for required web-based training webinars (1-2 hours each) prior to the review, and then by videoconference via Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams one or two hours per day for up to two weeks.
  • Peer Reviewers must commit to participating in a virtual review for up to two weeks, including reading, scoring, and finalizing written feedback on assigned applications in the timeframe set by ED. Exact dates are TBD.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume, including complete contact information and complete work history (month/year start and end dates in employment history) to by February 20, 2022. Please make sure there are no gaps in your resume. If there was a period of time you were not working, please make sure to list it on your resume. Your resume will be reviewed for conflicts of interest.

Visit the Office of Indian Education’s website to learn more.