Sample Email – Call for Internal Applications
Mock Review Toolkit – Project Grant Competition: Planning the Simulation

For Facilitators: This template is a basic rubric to solicit internal applications for review. You may also solicit internal applications through other platforms, such as your organization’s website or social media. Please remove or replace any highlighted placeholder or instructional text for facilitators with the appropriate information.


The [enter institution/department name] is running a mock review simulation to help raise awareness of the peer review process at CIHR and help individuals improve their peer review skills and grantsmanship. This simulation will serve as an internal review process where mock reviewers will review grant applications submitted by prospective applicants to CIHR’s upcoming Project Grant Competition.

We are reaching out to you today as we are looking for upcoming Project Grant applicants who would like to submit their applications for mock review.

[Indicate selection criteria or constraints on Themes and/or Areas of Science, if any, for the applications. Also ask the applicants to identify whether there are any possible conflicts of interest/individuals/labs they would prefer not review their application(s)].

Following the simulation, applicants will be provided valuable feedback in the form of mock reviews and SO notes to improve their proposals prior to submission to CIHR. We aim to provide this feedback to applicants no later than 4 weeks prior to CIHR’s Project Grant submission deadline.

If you are interested in submitting your application, please reply to this email by [date]. Thank you,


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