The success of IMLS programs depends upon the quality of its peer review process. Each year hundreds of experts throughout the nation serve as IMLS peer reviewers. They work in a transparent and equitable way to make recommendations for funding. If you would like to apply to be an IMLS peer reviewer, please follow the steps below.

The Process for Becoming a Reviewer
1. Familiarize yourself with IMLS grant programs
Assess which programs best align with your area of expertise by reading grant applications and application guidelines. Learn more.

2. Read existing reviewer handbooks
IMLS reviewer handbooks are available online as a resource for prospective reviewers to learn about the process and guidelines for reviewing. Read more.

3. Submit your information
You can enter yourself in our database of potential reviewers by submitting your information online on our reviewer forms. Submit now.
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