Grant Reviewer Information: Travel & Research Grants

GPSA relies on the support of peer reviewers to process and score applications. Serving as a reviewer also strengthens your own travel and research grant applications, as applicants are scored on service to the university.

If you are interested in being a reviewer for any of our travel grant programs, please fill out our interest form here. In this form, you will be able to select which grant program you would like to review for. A GPSA representative will be in touch shortly thereafter.

Reviewers must attend a program-specific reviewer training at the beginning of the semester, and the VP of Internal Affairs and Directors of Travel/Research assign reviewers to research/travel applications each month.

All training sessions will be held on the ASU Tempe Campus.

FALL 2018 Reviewer Training Session Dates:** 
Research Grant Reviewer Training Sessions:
Tuesday, August 28, 11am-12pm, MU 242 Lapaz (Memorial Union)
Thursday, August 30, 2-3pm, MU 242 Lapaz (Memorial Union)

Travel Grant Reviewer Training Sessions:
Tuesday, August 28, 10-11pm, MU 242 Lapaz (Memorial Union)
Thursday, August 30, 3-4pm, MU 242 Lapaz (Memorial Union)

**If these dates have passed and you would like to become a grant reviewer, please reach out to GPSA Travel ( or Research (

Reviewers will score 5-10 applications month, depending on volume. Reviewers are not eligible to review applications if they are applying for a travel grant during that month, or if there is a conflict of interest.

Reviewers can review multiple types of applications (e.g. research and travel) if they attend the respective reviewer training. You must attend a training for both research and travel if you would like to review for both programs. You only need to attend ONE training per grant program.

All reviewers (returning and new) are required to attend reviewer training in the fall annually. Reviewers only need to attend training once a year.

For reviewers already confirmed, please refer to the training powerpoint for more details on reviewing responsibilities.

In summary, to become a reviewer, please follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the Volunteer Form on the GPSA website and notate your interest in serving as a reviewer for travel/research or BOTH
  • A GPSA representative will contact you soon and ask you to designate which training you will be attending on a Google Form
  • The email will also contain updated dates/times of training sessions, and directions for accessing the training via Adobe Connect if you are unable to attend in-person
  • Make sure to attend a training session. We highly encourage applicants to attend training in-person.

Please reach out to or with any questions or ask a question in the Grant Reviewer Discussion section of the GPSA Forum.