REVIEWERS NEEDED FOR FY 2012 COMPETITION
The Alaska Native Education program is seeking reviewers for the FY 2012 discretionary grant competition. If interested, download and follow the instructions listed in the Call for Peer Reviewers Deadline: March 31, 2012.
FY 2012 Reviewers Checklist
SEEKING PEER REVIEWERS: ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
Deadline: March 31, 2012
WHO: The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), is seeking peer reviewers for the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program grant competition. We are casting a wide net seeking the best possible peer reviewers to evaluate applications for the grant. Reviewers are sought from various backgrounds and professions: PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, researchers and evaluators, social entrepreneurs, strategy consultants, grant makers and managers, and others with education expertise. The selected reviewers should have expertise in at least one of the following areas:
- Alaskan or American Indian Language and Culture
- Education – from Early Childhood to Postsecondary
- Community-based Organizations
- Mentoring and Life-skills Development
- Program Management
- Project Evaluation
- At-risk Youth and Young Adults
CONTEXT: The purpose of the ANE program is to meet the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives and to support the development of supplemental education programs to benefit Alaska Natives. Allowable activities for this program include, but are not limited to, the development of curricula and education programs that address the education needs of Alaska Native students, and the development and operation of student enrichment programs in core subject areas such as science and mathematics. Eligible activities also include professional development for educators, activities carried out through Even Start and Head Start programs, family literacy services, and dropout prevention programs.
WHAT: Peer reviewers will independently read, score, and provide written comments for grant applications submitted to the U. S. Department of Education under the ANE program. The application review may be conducted off site and/or on-site in Washington D.C. Reviewers will receive an honorarium for this activity.
REQUIRMENTS: In addition to the skills and expertise highlighted above, peer reviewers must also meet the following requirements:
Availability: Reviewers must be available for approximately two weeks mid May, 2012 to review at least 10 applications. Tools: Each reviewer must have access to the Internet, a phone, a printer and have the ability to interact within a web-based environment. Quality of Review: Each reviewer must provide detailed, objective, constructive, and timely written reviews for each assigned application. These reviews will be used to recommend applications for funding. They will also be shared with each applicant following the reviews.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: If your organization intends to apply for a grant, you will not be eligible to serve as a reviewer. As a reviewer you will have a conflict of interest if:
- You helped prepare an application, regardless of financial interest in the success or failure of that application;
- You have agreed to serve, or if you have been offered a position, as an employee or consultant on the project; or
- Your personal financial interests will be affected by the outcome of the competition, which would include any teachers or principals whose district is applying for funding.
In addition, individuals should not submit résumés or curriculum vitae if employed by a local education agency submitting an application.
TO APPLY: If you would like to be considered as a peer reviewer, please e-mail a copy of your current résumé or curriculum vitae (No more than 5 pages) along with a completed peer reviewer information checklist, to Alaska.Native@ed.gov by March 31, 2012. Please make "ANE peer review" the subject line of your email.
Each résumé or curriculum vitae should include information that makes clear the individual’s relevant experience and expertise.
Each résumé or curriculum vitae also must include:
- Contact information: The individual’s preferred postal and e-mail addresses and work, home, and fax telephone numbers.
- Current position: The title of the individual’s current position, the name of the individual’s employer, and a summary of the individual’s duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Individuals who are consultants should identify their most recent clients and describe the services they provided to them.
- Previous positions: A list and description of each of the professional positions the individual has held over the last 10 years, including the title of each position, the employer, dates of employment, and a summary of the individual’s duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.
- Education: A list of all postsecondary degrees earned by the individual, including the year each degree was awarded, the institution that awarded the degree, and major area of study.
Note: Please save the peer reviewer information checklist, in MS Word only and title the document as follows lastnamefirstname_reviewerchecklist.