Peer Review College

Call for new members

The 2016 call for membership has now closed.

Details of future calls will be published on the Peer Review College call for members.

The NERC Peer Review College was set up in July 2003, replacing the previous five standing peer review committees. Affiliate membership was introduced in 2004 to bring an end-user perspective to the assessment process.

The Peer Review College provides assessments, advice and guidance across NERC's range of research investments. However, members are most involved in reviewing discovery science (responsive mode) research proposals and participating in discovery science moderating panel meetings.

Information about membership and how to apply

NERC publishes a biennial call for new College members. Although the majority of members come from the research community, affiliate membership involves a wide range of end-users of NERC science, from both public and private sectors.

Peer Review College Chairs

Information about the Peer Review College Chairs and documents relating to the annual Peer Review College Chairs meeting.

Information for members

The members only section contains reviewing and panel guidance, training material and policy documents aimed at existing members.


Swindon office contact points for the NERC Peer Review College.