Become a Peer Reviewer and Assess BJA Grant Applications

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking resumes from qualified experts to serve as peer reviewers to assess grant applications. Selected reviewers may evaluate grant applications remotely and will not be required to attend any in-person meetings. Before the review period begins, reviewers will participate in an Orientation Call that will define the background and purpose of the grant under review, as well as the roles and responsibilities for reviewers.

Peer reviewers should come from diverse backgrounds, regions, and levels of experience, with expertise in at least one of the following topic areas:

  • Law enforcement and gangs;
  • Crime prevention;
  • Adjudication;
  • Corrections, building correctional facilities, and reentry;
  • Tribal justice;
  • Education, mentoring, health care, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, and/or human and social services;
  • Information sharing and technology; and
  • Research and statistics.

For more details, including compensation and instructions for submitting your resume to become a peer reviewer, view BJA’s Frequently Asked Questions.