(FY) 2017 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program and Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP)

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is in the process of recruiting peer reviewers to evaluate grant applications submitted for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program and the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

  • For HSI, the peer review will consist of a two-week hybrid approach (first week electronically at home) and the second week (mandatory travel) held in the Washington, D.C. area. For additional information on the HSI program, please go to https://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/index.html?src=rt.
  • For SIP, the peer review will take place over two weeks and be completed electronically from home (NO travel to Washington, D.C. is required). For additional information on the SIP program, please go to: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3a/index.html.

Please note reviewer expectations for each program is listed under step 2.

Please review the reviewer recruitment letter for additional information regarding the peer review process and complete the three step process below.

Step 1 of 3: Reader Recruitment

If you are interested in participating as a field reader for either the FY 2017 HSI or FY 2017 SIP grant competition please complete the form below and the reviewer prerequisites to create a reader profile.

Please fill out the form below.

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Please select any and all reviews you would be eligible to participate in. If you are unable to participate and attend any of the listed reviews, please check "not available." Potential readers will only be selected for one of the two reviews.

Please note that in-person paneling is required for the HSI session. Please do not select the HSI review if you are unable to travel to Washington, DC during the paneling week listed and stay for the duration of the in-person review.

HSI Availability

Two-step process – requires travel to Washington DC

  • Electronic review: May 26 – June 2, 2017
  • Paneling in DC: June 5 – 9, 2017
SIP Availability

Two week electronic review: May 25 – June 9, 2017