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The Office of Science is responsible for scientific peer review activities for IES grant applications and reports. The Office is headed by the Deputy Director for Science, and it sits within the Office of the Director. Having peer review activities managed outside of the IES Centers that fund research grants and contracts, provide technical assistance to applicants, and work with grantees and contractors, helps to ensure that peer review processes are as objective as possible.

The Office of Science was created and staffed to comply with the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002. In January 2006, the National Board for Education Sciences approved IES procedures for the peer review of reports and grant applications.

Peer Review of Grant Applications

Highly qualified individuals with in-depth knowledge review and evaluate all applications for grants and cooperative agreements that exceed $100,000. More information

PDF File For more information, please click here to download, view, and print an overview infographic of the IES Research Grant Submission and Review Process as a PDF file (977 KB)

Peer Review of Reports

Research, statistics, and evaluation reports IES supports or conducts undergo rigorous peer review before being published or otherwise made available to the public. More information

An overview handout about the Office of Science: PPT File Download, view, and print as a PPT file (278 KB)

Office of Science Staff

Lisa Bridges, Senior Research Analyst
Sheilah Chapman, Program Assistant
Jennifer Hudson, Education Research Scientist
Lisa McDevitt, Education Research Analyst
Vasuki Rethinam, Senior Research Analyst
E. Danielle Roberts, Research Analyst

Deputy Director for Science

Photo of Dr. Anne RicciutiDr. Anne Ricciuti has served as IES' Deputy Director for Science since 2007. She draws on her broad experience in education, research, and evaluation of federal programs to provide guidance and leadership related to the scientific quality of IES activities. She oversees scientific peer review activities within IES, as well as special projects and analyses.

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