Reviewer Information

Thank you for your interest in serving as a reviewer for the BEST Teacher Grant Program, please review the information below to learn more.


As a reviewer, you will be invited to review between five and ten grant applications from BEST Teacher Grant applicants. You will use the BEST Teacher Grant Rubric to determine a score for each grant application. Each review should take 10-20 minutes to complete, and each application will be assessed by three reviewers. Scores and comments from each reviewer will be factored into into the final decision.

Please familiarize yourself with the application review rubric and grant guidelines before conducting your review. The rubric is embedded here for your reference.

Please note that all applicants have access to the rubric as a resource while writing their applications.

BE3ST Teacher Grant Rubric.pdf

Review Period:

The review period for the 2021-22 grant cycle will be November 8 - November 24, 2021.

Review Software

The BEST Teacher Grant Program uses online software to simplify our Grant Application process. You can access the reviewer portal at A member of the BEST Teacher Grants team will create an account for you, and you will receive an email with your username and password. This software will:

Reiewer Information Session

The BEST Teacher Grant Program team hosted a Reviewer Information session on November 8, 2021 at 4pm EST. Below is a recording from last year's session. Note: the dates will be different for this year's program.

Reviewer Info Session.mp4

Inquiry-Based Learning

The BEST Teacher Grant Program seeks proposals for inquiry-based learning experiences, including project-based and place-based opportunities. You can find our definitions for these terms here.

State Science Standards

If you are unfamiliar with any of the state science standards listed in an application that you are reviewing and would like to learn more, you can visit this page for more information.


For more information, please take a look at our website. If you have any questions about becoming a BEST reviewer, or require support in your role, please contact