The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers a variety of both domestic and international grant and fellowship competitions throughout the year and is always looking for specialists to serve as peer reviewers in order to identify the most qualified grant applicants. OPE programs address a range of postsecondary issues, including improving college access and degree completion, particularly among underrepresented, underprepared or low-income students, and students with disabilities. OPE programs also look to improve teacher education and provide world language and cultural training. OPE looks to create a pool of peer reviewers to complete this task that represent academia's disciplinary, geographic, and institutional diversity. Current reviewers include practitioners, educators, administrators/managers, analysts, researchers, evaluators, and board members. OPE is also looking for reviewers who focus on innovation and specialists with a background in entrepreneurialism, technology and corporate learning. Peer reviewers play an integral role in the OPE grant administration process and are ultimately making positive contributions to the growth and development of students and institutions of higher education across the United States.
For a description of our grants, see our OPE Program Guide.