Call for Peer Reviewers for FY 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Competition

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), is seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the FY 2012 Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation grant competitions. Promise Neighborhoods is a competitive grant program that supports cradle-to-career services designed to improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed urban and rural neighborhoods.

Peer reviewers from various backgrounds and professions are needed, including the following:

  • State or district education officials
  • PK-12 teachers and principals
  • College or university educators
  • Researchers
  • Evaluators
  • Community development practitioners
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Strategy consultants with experience in the nonprofit or social sectors
  • Grant makers or managers

The selected reviewers should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: education reform, community and youth development, strategy and policy, and grant application review. The selected reviewers may have expertise in various geographies, including rural and tribal communities.

See the Promise Neighborhoods Web page for more information on the FY 2012 competition and this document, FY2012 Call for Peer Reviewers, for complete information on the peer reviewer application process. The deadline for peer reviewer applications is Friday, June 8, 2012.