Mock Study Sections

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) offers a Mock Study Section Grant Review for new investigators seeking review of grant application proposals and an insight into the study section review process. For more senior investigators the TRI offers a Grant Review and face-to-face discussion with reviewers. Tailored multidisciplinary feedback is provided at specific points in the development of a funding application. Reviewers from experienced faculty are available for laboratory, animal, and human subjects projects and may be requested for any external grant application (e.g., NIH, CDC, USDA, etc) Both new applications and resubmissions will be considered.

Investigators requesting a Mock Study Section or Grant Review only should submit a request through the TRI portal. All materials must be received by TRI at least 4 weeks prior to the final submission deadline into TRACKS ( and include the following:

  • Near draft proposal
  • Draft budget
  • Biosketch of primary investigator (Biosketches for collaborators should be included if available)
  • If requesting review of a resubmission, a summary statement from previous reviews must be included along with a draft Introduction page.

Mock Study Sections are intended to be learning experiences. Investigators should plan to be present for either type of review requested and collaborators are also encouraged to attend. Participating investigators will be expected to provide TRI with follow-up information on grant submission outcomes, scores, and finding awards.

Expectations of ParticipantsExpectations of Reviewers


TRI Mock Study Section

TRI Mock Study Section

Program Leadership

Paul Drew
Paul Drew, Ph.D.
Co-Director Mock Study Sections
Sandra Hatley
Sandra Hatley, MHA
Program Manager- ARresearch, Other Programs/Special Events
Dr Mock
Donald Mock, MD, PhD
Director of Pilot Program; Co-Director of Mock Study Sections