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SCRI Seeks Industry Relevance Reviewers

Help ensure Specialty Crop Research Initiative funding is addressing your sector's most critical needs

NIFA is recruiting industry representatives to review pre-applications for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI).

Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant applications are required to be reviewed by stakeholders from the industry (growers, processors, packers, shippers, grower group staff, etc.) to make sure that the application is relevant to the industry. This is an opportunity for commodity sectors to ensure that SCRI projects are meeting their priorities.

What is required:
  • Read and evaluate up to 15 Stakeholder Relevance Statements (SRS) and submit reviews in NIFA’s online Peer Review System. There is no need to travel to participate. 
  • Participate in a review panel conference call of approximately two hours to agree on ranking of proposals with each topic group.
  • The estimated time commitment is up to 20 hours.
  • January - February
  • Growers
  • Processors, packers, or shippers of specialty crops
  • Staff from organizations that represent growers
  • Other stakeholder experts

If you are interested and/or have any questions about serving as an Industry Relevance Reviewer, contact Jessica Shade.

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