[nfbwatlk] FW: [rehab] NIDRR Peer Review Opportunity

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Wed Aug 3 23:34:39 UTC 2011

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Subject: [rehab] NIDRR Peer Review Opportunity

FYI. Also note that you will receive up to $800 for doing the review. 


The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers for two upcoming competitions: Disability in the Family and ADA National Network Regional Centers (formerly Disablity and Business Technical Assistance Centers) . Both competitions will take place by teleconference and an online computer system, so reviewers are not required to travel.


1.)  Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Disability in the Family. This competition will be held on August 30-September 1, 2011.   


This competition is very broad, and NIDRR needs peer reviewers with expertise and knowledge in a wide range of areas, such as but not limited to: (a) research; (b) development (e.g., of technology, interventions, universal design); (c) family members with disabilities across the lifespan; (d) caregiving; (e) the experience of families who have a member with a disability; and (f) policies and financing.  


The text of the final priority and notice inviting applications are provided in the links below. 


Priority Announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-09/pdf/2011-14345.pdf

Notice Inviting Applications: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-09/html/2011-14342.htm



2.) ADA National Network Regional Centers (formerly known as Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers).  The competition will be held September 12-14, 2011. 


For this competition, NIDRR needs peer reviewers with expertise and knowledge in the following areas: (a) training, technical assistance, dissemination, knowledge translation; (b) the Americans with Disabilities Act (and related updates and amendments); (c) the person-in-environment and civil rights approaches to disability (as opposed to the medical model of disability); (d) program operations and design.


The text of the final priority and notice inviting applications are provided in the links below. 


Priority Announcement: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16392.pdf (See Priority 1, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network Regional Centers) 


Notice Inviting Applications:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16391.pdf


If you are interested in being considered for either of these review panels, please email a current copy of your resume to bonnie.gracer at ed.gov, and include all appropriate contact information.  Please be sure to highlight your background and ability to evaluate applications in the areas noted above, or in other areas you deem appropriate.  Please note that Federal employees are not eligible to serve as reviewers in this competition.  


Please feel free to distribute this notice to others who may be interested as well.  


Bonnie L. Gracer, MA, MSW

U.S. Department of Education

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Washington, D.C. 





Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., CRC, NOMC


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